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Wednesday, March 16, 1955
Nebraskan Editorials
Democrats' Fallacy
Democratic leaders in Congress are now at
tempting to put over a plan whereby all, but
low Income groups, would be denied tax relief.
This is in direct contradiction with the policy
ei tht Republicans who want to cut taxes where
they are highest. The Republican plan seems
to be the most practical and Democratic leaders
admit that their proposals are directed to in
fluence favorably the greatest number of vot
ers. The stumbling block which will probably
stop the latest Democratic move to cut per
sonal taxes by $20 consists of a small group of
Democrats in the Senate. The bill has passed
the less conservative house of Congress, the
House of Representatives.
The original proposal was stopped in the
Senate's finance committee. Main opposition
came from two Democratic senators, Sen.
George of Georgia and Sen. Byrd of Virginia.
A revision has lowered the initial tax cut to
$10, but approval is still doubtful. If the
measure were passed, it is almost certain that
it would have to overcome a presidential veto.
Attempts to explain where funds would come
from in order to make up the deficit usually
result in an explanation that the difference
will be made up in excise taxes. In reality this
would place the burden right back where it
had been originally alleviated.
Another aspect of the Democratic tax pro
gram is aimed at business. It is their desire
to repeal Republican measures which have
eased the industry's taxes. This is another fall
acy in Democratic reasoning since anti-business
measures can, at best, gather only 45 votes in
the Senate.
The significant part of the situation is that,
for the most part, the informed public is not
being fooled. President Eisenhower, riding on a
new crest of popularity, has vehemently stated
that he is opposed to such a measure.
It seems that the Democratic leaders have
been playing with the nation's economy in a
search for votes in the 1956 election. This action
and its probable failure will weaken, instead of
bolster, Democratic chances for secure control
over the nation's policies.
Quite possibly, this move by some Democratic
leaders in Congress is indicative of the decline
of public opinion favoring the Democratic
party. It is becoming more and more difficult
for informed voters as University .graduates
should be to support a party which vses meth
ods which are basically deceiving and danger
ous. S. J.
Afraid Of What? Afterthouqhts
merica. the land of free thought, free press w
America, the land of free thought, free press
and free speech the land of John Peter Zeng
ers and of protective state constitutions.
In 1952, the Texas Stote Board of Education
rules that a publisher who submits a book for
use in Texas schools must file a non-Communist
In Galion, Ohio, the school board votes 3-2
to remove all fiction from the high school li
brary until some 2,050 titles could be screened.
A Mrs. Thomas J. White of Indianapolis objects
to the legendary character "Robin Hood," be
cause he supported the "rob-the-rich Commu
nist party line." She also charged that there is
a Communist directive in education now to
stress the story of Robin Hood.
In Tallahassee, Fla., the state superintendent
of schools recommends that a textbook entitled
'Alcohol and Human Affairs" be dropped from
the Florida school system because the Women's
Christian Temperence Union is "very much
against this text."
. At the Army language school on the west
coast all Russian texts and periodicals are
withdrawn to avoid further attacks on the Army
Tty Sen- McCarthy.
And in Alabama the state legislature passes
Act 888, more notoriously known as the "poison
label bin." The act provides that every book
used in the colleges, public schools and the
trade schools of the state must be labeled. The
label must indicate that the author is or is not
Ian advocate of communism or socialism, is or
is not a member of the Communist party, is or
is not a member of a Communist-front organi
sation. It applies to all library books that may
be assigned for reading or reference and all
books owned by teachers and pupfls if such
books are used in the schools.
The "poison label bill" would apply to
Shakespeare's plays, to Aristotle and to Plato
and to the Bible. And what would the labelers
do with Karl Marx "the Communist Mani
festo?" Of what are we afraid ?-K. N.
The Reds Have It!
At last the Russians will have to admit that
they were not the first to discover something.
Russian women rose in revolt recently against
the dull, mono-colored panty situation there.
All panties have been coming in only a dingy
blue and purple.
Women took things into their own hands and
started a fad of dyeing them bright colors; red
seemed to be the most popular. So the govern
ment had to sanction production of panties to
suit the ladies' taste. The government saved
face, however; white could have been chosen
as the favorite color.
To the lingerie companies of the U.S., this
warning:. Be careful of the current barage of
red negligees; you may be investigated for sub
versive activities!
Men, Take Note!
The advent of the voting machine a decade
or so ago almost revolutionized voting processes.
The male segment of the campus is completely
resolved to sit back, rather indifferently, and
not protest to the unfairness of a situation that
excludes them from the polling places. Possibly
they are not interested in the future officers of
the Womens Athletic Association and being un
informed as to the relative merits of the can
didates, it is probably just as well the men do
not choose the president of Coed Counselors.
But campus males should ponder on the pro
portions of a situation where a segment of the
population, denied suffrage a half a century ago,
now hold their own elections and decide which
males are the most datable.
Reflecting on his 76th birthday, Albert Ein
stein announced that he has become a has-been.
Some may disagree with the conclusion he
reached. But everyone will agree that he is cer
tainly entitled to becom one. Most of us cant
because we have nothing to be a has-been from.
It is a sort of a rare distinction.
What's New In NU Colleges
Building, Experiment, Extension
Areas Expanded By Ag College
College Of Agriculture
The College of Agriculture has made progress
In a number of areas during the year. Enroll
ment has increased and we axe anticipating a
' further increase next year. There have been no
major changes in curriculum but our curricu
lum committee is studying present offerings.
In general, we feel that it is important to give
. students good basic courses in the sciences, arts
and humanities underlying agriculture.
Probably the most noticeable improvements
on the campus are in the buildings, many of
which have been remodeled. With the construc
tion of the new John J. Pershing armory on
83rd St., the Motor Truck Laboratory has be
come available for class use. It has been re
modeled and is now occupied by the Poultry
Department. The Meat Laboratory has been
completed and is in use by the Animal Hus
bandry Department. It is a fine laboratory for
the meats courses since it contains the latest
equipment for handling the meat animals and
caring for the meat during processing. It is
well equipped for research and will be used
" extensively for that purpose. The Insectary has .
"beea completed and in use for about a year.
How plans are going forward for the construe-
tion of dormitories on this campus which wiU
accommodate 180 men and 64 women. It is
ir toped that these will be available u another
A ttew program, "Ag Days", was initiated
-'; Mg year oa Jan. 14 and 15. Many visitors at
tended the general meetings and ham dinner
a Jan. 14, and the open home and exhibits in
various departments ea Jan. 15. It Is planned
,. it make this a yearly event when alumni and
friends caa visit the campus.
The work of the Agricultural Experim-nt Sta-,;-"tion
has been strengthened in many respects.
Progress has been made in animal and crop
breeding, in the nutrition of livestock, in con
trolling livestock diseases, in soils, in grain
storage, and in many other important areas.
During the last year the station published 16
bulletins and 43 papers were submitted to scien
tific journals, all reporting on .progress in re
search. In Agricultural Extension there have beer
some interesting developments. An increased
appropriation by the U.S. Congress has made
funds available for expanding the Extension
program in Nebraska. Most of this is being
spent in the connties under two plans. Both of
these are experimental plans aimed at getting
information on ways and means to increase
the effectiveness of Extension work. One plan
is carried en in four pilot counties where an
associate agent works with 50 farm families,
on farm and borne development plans. The
other plan will involve pilot counties where in
tensive work will be carried on in farm and
borne development with 25 families. .
A number of changes have been made in the
staff. Dr. Florence McKinney has assumed the
chairmanship of the Department cf Home
Economics and Dr. Franklin Eldridge has
taken the position of Associate Director of Resi
dent Instruction.
At present members of the Agricultural Col
lege staff, with representatives from the city
campus, are working with the Foreign Opera
tions Administration and the Turkish govern
ment in preparing a contract which will assist
in setting up a new university in Turkey and
also in assisting the University of Ankara.
The new university is to be patterned after the
Land-Grant Colleges of the United States. It
will be named Ataturk University after Kemal
Ataturk, the Turkish statesman and founder
of the republic.
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The Self-Governed
Blessings, Curses
To AUP, Rogers
Congratulations and good for
tune: To Walt Brestel, first Student
Council representative exclusively
of men's co-ops at the University.
These private, self-sustaining so
cial organizations are and always
have been a distinct, important in
terest in the University community.
The Student Council without includ
ing their representative could not
pretend to be a valid cross-section
of that community.
To the so -
called All-University
for finally seek
ing legal stat
us. The board
of Regents by
laws maintain
it has been il
legal, not with
sta n d i n g the
Faction's con
tention it was
merely "extra
legal" al
though extra-legal status for such
an organization is not justified.
With this vicious interest operating
in the open, it would be much
easier for the mass of students, to
whose interest the Faction is
foreign, effectively to oppose the
AUP's program. It is indeed con
ceivable that independent students
might be sufficiently enraged by
the Faction's extreme sectionalism
when it is brought above the board
that they might themselves or
ganize to oppose the ultra-Greek
To Jack Rogers, for a courageous
effort to place the Innocents So-
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ciety In its true perspective in re
lation to other campus groups. The
Society's most-holy position in the
eyes of a large number of students
hardly could be justified for any all
human organization.
On both Rogers and the Inno
cents, for refusing to permit the
whole story of Rogers' resignation
to come before the student body.
On the faculty-student subcom
mittee on student organizations, for
a double violation of public inter
est: (1) in denying the unlimited
right of the student body to know
how its representatives vote on the
Student Council, and (2) in closing
to the public and press the meet
ing at which the proposal to re
quire open ballots on the Council
was considered.
On the existence in any student
group of a spirit of sectionalism
like that represented in the Faction.
This spirit of super-loyalty to one's
own group interest always has
been reflected on a larger scale
In national and international af
fairs. It has been influential in
most wars. Since the Civil War,
sectional interests within the U.S.
have been subdued sufficiently to
provide national unity and tran
quility. But sectionalism on na
tional levels remains a chief prob
lem in international affairs.
It will be up to the educated
leaders of tomorrow to fight this
super-selfishness if the world is
expected to remain at peace. Ex
istence of such a spirit within a
community whose members tomor
row will be the educated leaders
is a poor reflection on their ability
to conduct this fight.
Nebmhan Letterip
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author. Karnes will be emitted tram aabU
cation apoa requeat.)
Reply To Epstein
Dear Editor:
In last Wednesday's Nebraskan,
Ira Epstein wrote that he had con
cluded three things about Jack Rog
ers' resignation from the Innocents
First, Epstein agreed Rogers is
a "bright boy." This fact is in
disputable; Rogers has a 7.5 av
erage. Epstein then cast doubt on
Rogers' maturity and tenacity. He
said Rogers "has not the stamina
nor the determination to stay in an
organization and hot get his own
way 100 per cent of the time."
This assertion can be disproved
by looking at Rogers' accomplish
ments. Rogers has succeeded admirably
in starting a campus re-evaluation
of activities. Moreover, Rogers has
brought himself and the University
recognition in his forensic activi
ties. In intercollegiate debate tour
naments, he has won many su
perior ratings.
Finally, Rogers was one of the
finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship
in a five-state area.
Second, Epstein chided Jan Mar
rieson, the Nebraskan's editor, for
"making a big deal out of nothing."
Is it nothing that all the ne. s in
such a big story has not been re
leased for publication? Jan Harri
son thought not. Last Tuesday she
wrote, "Until either party is willing
to 'come clean' the whole Rogers'
affair will be judged -on partial
Partial knowledge can lead per
sons to erroneous conclusions.
These unfortunatly show up in
classes where professors, men of
some discernment, shrug off this
resignation matter as unimportant.
Third, Epstein urged Ellie Ell
iot to "get her bead out of the
clouds and cease creating chall
enges for the student body to meet.
She wrote that Jack Rogers' "ac
tions are symbolic of our duties to
ourselves and to our ideals. His
resignation is a challenge to us:
shall we rise to meet it?"
Epstein thinks we should not. A
senior in Law college should, how
ever, be willing to grab the bull
of challenge by the horns and
wrestle with. it till he pins it in
Then be raised a thought-provoking
question: "It takes more cour
age to stay with a group when it
disagrees with your ideas than it
does to run away when the going
gets a little hard."
Rogers said he resigned "because
I do not agree with the tradition
ally accepted aims and purposes of
the Innocents Society and because
I do not believe that its existence
works to the best interest of the
Notice the words "agree" and
Agreement and belief involve
criteria of right and wrong. Rogers
evidently believed he was doing
right in stepping out of the Society.
"Certainly if in an individual's
thinking he cannot conscientiously
ga along with that he belongs to in
fact and that which he envisions
should be, he does right in stepping
out," the Lincoln Star said recently.
Rogers hoped his action would
"just shake, a little bit, this hal
lowed position" that the Innocents
occupy In the campus mind. If
the Innocents clarified their organ
ization's purposes, they would prob
ably benefit themselves, the Society
and the campus.
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Schneid Remarks-
Mustard Job Holds
Promise For Future
4 -Mumt
I had the distinct pleasure of
being one of two official, and I
mean official, men whose duty it
was to feed the thousands and
thousands of persons who attended
the state bas
ketball tourna
ment last
week. My part
ner in crime
was E. J.
Cripe. (E. J. is
short for Ed.)
Well, mayb'e
we didn't have
the official job
of feeding
them. Actually,
that's "P o n"
Klein's job. I guess we were the
sub-official feeders. Actually,
what the whole thing boils
down to is that they stuck Ed and I
in the basement of the Coliseum in
some guy's foot-locker, handed us
6,000 hot dog buns, a jar of King
Farouk Little Giant Tangy mustard
and a spatula and said:
"Take these and don't come out
until you're done."
It was crowded in there but we
were happy young youths and we
knew this, was a start on the way
Four days later "Pop" opened the
locker, patted us on our fat little
heads and said:
"3oy, do you yon guys smell
like King Farouk Little Giant
Tangy mustard" and he was right.
You can Imagine after spending
four days in that foot-locker with
nothing but mustard and buns that
we didn't come out smellign like
escapees from a Hazel Bishop fac
tory. To be down right honest
about it, we were wheezy.
Luckily, I had a date after the
fourth night. I went straight to
her house after the game. I didn't
have time to go home and clean
out the old follicles but I didnt
care for I was a youth and so was
she. I was a male and she was a
female and those are the best con
ditions for two people to date and
any other way is pointless.
I was kinda excited about this
girl and naturally I wanted to im
press her. I think it's mostly be
cause she's stinking rich. That's
been a weak spot with me all my
life. I waited anxiously at the bot
tom of the stairs. As I said before I
wasn't in the best shape but I was
Down she came and when she
got to the last step she hesitated,
took a few whiffs of the air, looked
at me warily out of the corner of
her eye and said:
"Buddy, I hab been out wid somb
real loosers in my day, bud, you're
da roddenest apple in da whole
baksket.'; With this she threw me
a fish and went back up starts.
Well, needless to say I went home
a little uneasy. She'll be sorry
though. When I graduate and am
taking interviews from some of the
big companies like General Elec
trie, Westinghouse, Eljer and the
rest they'll ask. me, "And what '
can you do?" I'll say:
"Buddy, how many college grad
uates can you hire today who, when
given a jar of mustard and a spatu
la, can say to himself, I know what
to do with those. It's tomfooolery "
to guess that there is one guy in
a gandy wagon full who can say
that but I can."
I can see my interviewer now,
strong, firm, dauntless. He'll reach
for my hand honestly and shake
it with the sincere appreciation de.
serving of a man of my ability.
He'll slip his strong arms around
my bony little shoulders and
squeeze them with paternal affec
tion and look down on me with
the knowledge that here, in me,
he has found a real man. someone
the company can be proud of.
This girl will probably marry so
oilman or cattleman or someone
whose father owns California and
she'll read about me in the papers .
and sav, "Boy, he was the rottenest
apple in the whole basket."
"Pop" Klein told us that if
we're real good boys this year
and study ral hard and clean up
our plates that at nert year's tourn- ,
ament we can run the pop-corn machines.
The green between them was as
soft as swan's down. The two
came closer togethei" one a blush
ing red, the other a pale white.
Closer and closer they came over
the parapet of green. They met . .
An instant later they kissed . . .
Then, darn the luck! A little more
English on the red ball end it
would have been a billiards.
Do you know why I wear two
pair of pants on the golf course?
Cause I might get a hole in one.
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(Au.lker tj 'Bart foci Btr) With Ckaek," atv.f
Today let us investigate a phenomenon of American college
life called the stndent council. First of all, what is the student
council? The answer is simple: the student council is a council
of students.
Next, what does the student council do? Again the answer is
simple: it meets.
Next, what goes on at the meetings? This question is rather
more complicated than the others. Perhaps it can best be an
swered by reproducing- here the minutes of a typical meeting
of a typical student council.
Meeting scheduled for 8:S0 p.m. at Student Union Building.
Call to order 9:51 p.m. by Hunrath Sigafoos, presiding. Motion
to adjourn made by Louis Bicuspid, freshman representative.
Motion ruled out of order by Hunrath Sigafoos, presiding.
Hunrath Sigafoos called "old poop" by Louis Bicuspid, fresh
man representative. Seconded by Delores Wheatgerm, sophomore
representative. Tabled by Hunrath Sigafoos, presiding-.
Minutes of last meeting read by Zelda Pope-Toledo, secretary.
Motion to accept minutes made by Hunrath Sigafoos, presiding.
Motion defeated.
Treasurer's report not read because Eex Mercredi, treasurer,
not present at meeting. B,ex Mercredi, treasurer, impeached in
Motion made by Louis Bicupid, freshman representative, to
allow sale of hard liquor in school cafeteria. Seconded by
Delores Wheatgerm, sophomore representative. Motion tabled
by Hunrath Sigafoos, old poop.
Motion made by Booth Fishery, fraternity representative, to
permit parking in library. Motion referred to committee.
Motion made by Gladys Algae, junior representative, to allow
attendance in pajamas and robes at first hour classes. Motion
referred to committee.
Motion made by Elwood Feldspar, athletics representative,
to conduct French Conversation classes in English. Motion
referred to committee.
Motion made by Esme Plankton, sorority representative, to
allow hypnosis during Rush Week. Motion referred to committee,
Motion made by Pierre Clemenceau, foreign exchange student,
to conduct German Conversation classes in French. Motion
referred to committee.
Motion made by Harriet Critter, ag campus representative,
to allow faculty members above the rank of assistant professor
to perform marriages. Motion referred to committee.
Observation made by Martha Involute, senior representative,
that in her four years on student council every motion referred
to committee was never heard of again. Miss Involute t?as tabled.
Bicuspid, freshman representative, to
Sw v ?ird llqU0r ia Socily I nd II. Seconded by
iV h Phomore representative. Motion tabled
try Hunrath Sigafoos, presiding crossly.
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Meeting adjourned with many laugh and cheer at 9:58.
Respectfully submitted,
Zelda Pope-Toledo, Secretary
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