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    Fridoy, November 1, 1955
THE NEBRASKAN
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'People Need Divine
Code Of Guidance'
Filming a motion picture here at
Mount Sinai is a rugged business.
Even with modem jeeps, trucks
and all the efficient organization
& a big motion picture company
to carry us and our food and water
on the two-day trip across the des
ert from Cairo and to set up the
equipment we need" here, we can
still experience something of what
this trek meant to Moses and the
children of Israel when they made
it on foot more than three thousand
years ago.
At the end of the journey and at
the end of each day's shooting
here, we feel our share of the
weariness they must have felt
when they reached the foot of these
mountains and camped there, wait
ing upon the Lord.
At the end of each day, as I look
out the window of the room which
the hospitable monks of St. Cath
erine's have given me, I can see,
on the plain below the monastery,
the brown tents of the hundreds
of Bedouins who are working with
' us in our picture.
I see them sitting near their
fires, resting, talking, some of
them singing their ancient songs.
I notice particularly the young peo
ple, strong young men and slender
girls, and I wonder what the future
holds in store for them in a world
in which their immemorial way
of life has been brought next door
to Hollywood and Moscow.
The scene below my window here
at Sinai is unlike anything that
could be seen in America. Yet peo
ple are much the same every'
where ; and, when you stop to think
of it, these young people and our
American youth have fundamental
ly the same questions in their
minds, the same problems to face
as they grow into adulthood.
In a thousand external details of
life they differ as much as it could
be possible to differ. B u t strip
away the external differences and,
whether at Sinai or Seattle, the
great basic questions by which men
and women guide their lives are
much the same.
What is the final ouroose of
lite? .
How can I keep my life aimed
at that purpose?
How should I behave towards
my fellowmen, first those in my
Special Series Continues
Because of today's 8-page, Homecoming edition, The Nebraskan
is aevoung mis page wnoily to lengthy articles and comments written
specially for "The Challenge" series. The series, written by world
lamuus auwonues explaining critical issues of the present dav. todav
icaiuica xaxu uejwiiie, varamai rrancis Spellman, Erwin D. Canharn
aman m. rusey, waiter George, Hodding Carter and Norman Vin
cent jreaie.
THE EDITOR
'Inspiring '
Thoughts'
Oidk. Bote: de Mill fc emrmUr H.
cation near Mount Sinai working oa tbf
"Tea OmmiDdmnb."
"In the inspiring atmosphere of
Mount Sinai I put some thoughts
on paper . . .which I am glad to
share with you. as the editor of
The Nebraskan requested me to
do."
Cecil B. deMille
'Student
Audience
Strategic'
1 am highly honored by your in
vitation to write a column for the
Nebraskan, the daily student publi
cation of the University of Ne
braska. I congratulate you on this
most constructive program on
which you are venturing, and
am sure you will find heart; co
operation .
I greatly regret, however, that
because of other writing commit
ments I cannot share in your en
terprise. Certainly there is no more
appreciative, no more strategic
audience than fe group of college
students.
Please be assured of my very
best wishes to you and all your
fellow students.
Norman V. Peale
Nebraskan
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own family and then all those in
the world around me?
What about sex?
What about money or what
ever it is that represents material
values for me?
What about honor, sincerity,
truthfulness? What shall I put first,
my own temporary advantage or
me permanent value tnere is in
being a man whose word is his
bond?
What about the government of
my mind itself, the hidden places
of the heart where my actions are
first born of my desires? How shall
I rule myself there?
Those are questions everyone has
to answer. They are not limited to
any country or way of life.
The way a boy or girl learns to
answer those questions determines
the kind of man or woman that boy
or girl will be.
We have a veritable army of juv
enile court judges and officials,
orobation officers, psycholo
gisst and others trying to do repair
work on young lives because, some
where along the line in those young
lives, the fundamental questions
were answered wrong or left un
answered by those who were re
sponsible for the guidance that
youth needs but does not always
get
Some of the saddest words ever
written are those in the Book of
Common Prayer: "We bave left
undone those things which we
ought to have done."
It might be salutary, if some
what cruel, to inscribe those words
an the walls of our juvenile courts,
facing the place where parents sit.
But it would be more salutary if
our schools and homes and our
minds and hearts were deeply
inscribed with certain other words,
which are the answer to those ques
tions.
There are such words..
They are the Ten Command
ments.
They are older than Moses, older
than this mountain, because they
are not laws: they are the law.
To guide young people in today's
complex world we need all the
light that expert knowledge and ad
vanced scientific techniques can
give. But most of all we need the
Divine Code of Guidance which
was given to the world.
CECIL B. DeMILLE
LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS
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Balance Sheet Of Both East And West
Sham Paradox Of Current Arms Race
D. Canbam t But what are the unswerving pur-
Christian Science : noses of the United States, behind
this bulwark? We seek, naturally,
to curb and contain Soviet aggres
sion. More than that, we seek to
roll back the frontiers of subject-
By Erwin
Editor of The
Monitor
There are many who believe the
Soviet Union is currently "win
ning" the peace offensive. They
think the men in the Kremlin have
more shrewdly adapted to the new
situation which they largely cre
ated, and that ihe United States
needs to revise and strengthen its
tactics. ;
There is much to be said for this
view. But today my primary pur
pose is to draw up a balance sheet,
with you, which will help clarify
what is happening in this momen
tous year in the affairs of nations.
My first point is neither pro-So
viet not pro-U.S.A. It is pro-every-
body. The present situation in
cludes one great advantage for all
mankind. It is the responsible re
alization that nobody can win a ma
jor atomic war, that civilization
as we know it could not survive
such a conflict on either side
Here we come to the crux of the
American government's disarma
ment proposals. Their basic pur
pose is to detect preparations for
a surprise attack. Only a surprise
attack of great magnitude, and
probably not even that, could pre
vent retaliation by the United
States against Soviet aggression.
And so principal prevention, for
either side, is sufficient inspection
and control to detect preparations
for a surprise attack, backed, of
course, by sufficient retaliatory potential.
Present World Tyranny Calls
For 1775 Motto: Spellman
m.r r 1 . . ...
Years of bitter disillusionment
of fears and betrayal years of
increasing Communist encroach
ment, of newly enslaved millions
years of indecision, of false
siarsi ana laitenng purposes;
years in which far off places have
been swiftly brought near to us by
the involvement of those near and
dear to us in the service of our
country Potsdam, the Berlin
Airlift, the so-called Agrarian revo
lution, the H Bomb over Eniwe-
tok, the strident rise of Communist
China, the Korean conflict which
ended in a tragic stalemate, the
beleaguered and oppressed South
Korean people, the intransigence of
Communist Russia; these and
many other eventful happenings
have taken place in these terrify
ing years. We have lived through
a period of cynicism, cruelty and
a reversion to barbarism where
many of our beloved American
boys have been subjected to sub
human treatment by their Commu
nist captors.
Heretofore, it was the Pole or
Lithuanian or the Ukranian who
was the cruel victim of Commu
nist persecution. But, in the past
eleven years we have learned that
the Communist plays no favorites.
He is as willing to inflict his fiend
ish tortures upon the boys of our
own strong America as he is upon
the helpless people of the weakest
and most oppressed nations al
ready enslaved.
We have recently been exposed
to the blandishments of the Soviet
smile. The smile still continues;
but the memory of Soviet curelty
lingers on. What shall we say for
Poland with its millions of gallant
men and women who stood up to
the tyrants and paid for their brav
ery by being crushed first by the
Nazis and then by the Soviet troops
in one of the most colossal betray
als in history?
It is possible, you know, to be
under the mistaken impression that
a person is smiling at you when
actually he is laughing at you! If,
in the face of. such a consistent
pattern of deceit, trickery and
treachery we can suddenly believe
that the Soviet -Government had
changed, then the time has come
for us to confess that we do not
know when we are being laughed
at!
The nature of the times in which
we live, with its threat to our free-
Pusey Declines
Series Request
Thank you very much for the
compliment implied in your letter
of October twenty-fourth. Unfortu
nately, my commitments are al
ready so heavy for the current
academic year that I see no time
in which I could manage to pre
pare an appropriate contribution
to your paper.
I am sincerely sorry to appear
so ungracious and so uncoopera
tive, but I fear I cannot do other
wise. NATHAN M. PUSEY
President of Harvard
University I
dom from without and from with
in, is not a time for smiles. By
nature I believe I am optimistic,
certainly spiritually optimistic, but
even if at present we seem to have
come into calm waters, the day for
smiles is not yet come. These are
days for realism, days to demand
that deeds and not words be the
test of a nation's sincerity.
If governments wish peace, let
them remember that peace is the
work of justice and justice can nev
er be possesed while peoples are
kept in slavery. Justice can never
be possesed when one class is
pitted against another, nor can it
be possessed as long as the author
I of all justice almighty God, is pil
loried and vilified.
In the days to come we must be
realistic and honest in our apprais
als of the Communist appraoch.
We must not be deceived by the
tiandishments of their smiles. We
who have already seen the tor
tured faces of our own Americans
coming out of Red China have rea
son to know that they got very few
smiles during their imprisonment.
The Communists will quickly un
derstand us only if we understand
ourselves, and if only we will pay
unfaltering tribute to the traditions
of our glorious past.
In today's world where tyrants
have mistaken our appeals to rea
son and to civilized practices as
a mark of democratic weakness, it
might be well for us, a united
God-loving American people, to re
call, as a warning to smiling dis
semblers in 1955, the motto on our
Navy Jack in 1775: "Don't tread
Stamp Source
Questioned
Where did yon get the money for
postage? We never could find even
that when I was up to my neck in
college publications.
I am fighting a very large-looming
deadline on a book and can't
think about writing anything for
ouite awhile. But if yon would give
me an idea as to bow short the
shortest piece and how long the
longest piece that you have had
are I would try to squeeze some
thing in before to long.
HODDINGr CARTER
Editor of the Delta
Democrat-Times
tion somehow or other, sooner or
later, in what Secretary Dulles has
called a "'decade of peaceful
change."
But still more than this, the Unit
ed States is dedicated to the sup
port of the legitimate aspirations
for freedom of peoples everywhere.
We are on the side of mankind.
It is true that it is difficult for
the United States to identify and
condemn the aggressive purposes
of world communism as bluntly
and perhaps as effectively as we
did some months ago. With the
present atmosphere of relentless
jollity, it is not easy for us to per
petuate the picture of Soviet power
we would wish to hold up to the
world.
But it is conversely true that the
men. in the Kremlin can no longer
hold up to their people, and those
they are seeking to deceive
throughout the world, the diaboli
cal picture of the United States
they have been presenting for
many years. The present inter
change through the iron curtains,
the current politeness, inhibits both
sides in their propaganda activi
ties. Is this a net gain or a set
back? Frankly, 1 think it need not be
a loss for us, but can be a real
opportunity. For I think the basic
intent of American policy should
be to clarify our purposes in the
thinking of the people of the world,
in a constructive and positive
manner. Since we are in a military
stalemate, the "war for the minds
of man" becomes more important
than ever. j
We must place ourselves at the
forefront of the great revolution
that is taking place in the world.
We, and not the Communists,
should be understood to be the
true revolutionaries, and they
should be seen as reactionaries.
We are dedicated to the improve
ment and advancement of man
kind; they are dedicated to the
police state and a tyranny that is
as old as humanity itself.
These deep values, put into ac
tion, should enable U6 in this per
iod to expose the specious falsity
of communist promises. And so,
as a program for Americans, X
would urge these things:
(1) Retain, as we must, full
power of retaliation against an
atomic aggressor so as to perpet
uate the present stalemate.
(2) Seek eventually, no doubt
through the United Nations, to
lighten the burden of this arma
ment load, and enhance stability
by international inspection which
could detect preparation for a sur
prise attack, and which might lead
to enforceable and simultaneous re
ductions of armaments.
(3) Press forward in the peace
time use of atomic power, which,
together with other technical
means, will help to bring men
everywhere nearer to their goala
of basic fulfillment; for food, for
shelter, clothing, education, relief
from famine and pestilence, for
unfoldment of man's higher des
tiny. (4) And finally, strive constant
ly to make the United States in all
respects worthy of the moral lead
ership of free peoples.
George
Lauds
Series
Let me acknowledge your letter
and thank yon for your suggestion
that I prepare an article for your
series entitled "The Challenge" to
appear in The Daily Nebraska
starting in September.
While I appreciate tbe compli
ment that you pay me, I regret that
I will not find it possible to partici
pate due to the heavy work de
mands on me in Georgia and tht
speaking schedule which I have ar
ranged through the balance of
1955.
I think you are to be congratu
lated upon bringing to college stu
dent thoughtful articles on impor
tant issues of the day in culture,
business and politics.
WALTER GEORGE
Democratic Senator
From Georgia
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