The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 25, 1956, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Tuesday, September 25, 1956
Nebraska n Editorials:
Pogo, Of Course
The hot blood of presidential politics is run
ning rampant through the nation's veins again
this fall, candidates are exchanging challenging
words and riteous glances, and each party has
begun to issue confident statements (backed by
statistcs) predicting victory for their particular
party and defeat for the opponent.
It is a festive time, full of campaign trains,
red-white-and-blue buttons, banners, balloons,
pretty girls, old shoes, elephants and donkeys.
It is also a nervous time, as both parties are
busy denying accusations thrown at them by
their rival, and in turn fling other accusations
In retaliation.
But, in the midst of all the confusion and heat
and fretting, strolls a third candidate. He is like
soft summer breeze drifting through the
magnolias and marsh grass of his native Okefin
okee Swamp.
It is Pogo, everybody's candidate for Presi
dent. The Nebraskan, always ready to take up the
word as the preserver of Right, Justice and
three squares a day, has elected to carry Pogo'a
uncontroversial banner in the current political
Pogo, of the sofL brown eyes, takes a stand
neither to the right, nor to the left, nor in the
middle; instead, he takes his stand off to the
side, where he wont get stepped on, and where
the fishing is better.
He is in favor of most things, as long as they
don't bother anyone. He believes that there is a
Right Man for any office, and as soon as he is
found he should be elected,
Pogo's campaign, like the candidate himself,
is low pressure. If a voter wants to back Ike-and-Dick
or Adlai-and-Estes along with Pogo, that
is perfectly all right If the voter wants to back
all three candidates, that is all right with Pogo,
as everyone will get a fair deal.
As county headquarters for Pogo for Presi
dent, The Nebraskan will conduct the same easy
going campaign, consisting mainly of a personal
Voters Choice Poll. The voter merely has to in
dicate just who he is backing for President, and
give opinion on a few choice issues. In turn he
will receive his own Pogo For President button,
and can go out into the streets to spread the
Word, or window-shop, or do what he darn
Thus rises the cry from a thousand throats
POGO FOR PRESIDENT!; or Ike; or Adlai;
or whosoever might please you. Just as long as
you back somebody.
And wear your Pogo button, of course.
Columnists Introduced . . .
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Editorial Page Editor
A college newspaper has a definite and individ
ual personality whose vitality sparks from the
editorial page. And the Nebraskan is no dif
ferent. The news pages of the Nebraskan contain an
objective and accurate ac
count of events, compiled in
the interest of the readers.
But it is on the editorial
page that their cause is ex
plained, argued or defended.
Here, discussion of contro
versial issues are to be
vcaced, without fear or favor
in honest and open opinion.
Material contained in this
semester's page will fall under one of three
classifications; editorials, signed editorial com
ment and columns.
Editorial writings will not be initialed as they
were in the past and will definitely represent the
policy of The Nebraskan. Individual opinion will
be voiced in either signed columns or editorial
comment by the members of The Nebraskan
A selected staff of columnists will add depth to
the page, examining and commenting freely on
issues. These columnists are given complete
editorial sovereignty and are not biased by the
paper's editorial policy,
(Eds. Note: The following are brief biograph
ical sketches of The Nebraskan's staff of colum
nists and partial explanations of their intended
subject matter.)
"The Voice of the Turtle," a slighfly tfuddled
and hopefully numerous comment on national.
international and campus affairs,
and some affairs that dont ex
actly happen anywhere, win ap
pear weekly on The Nebraskan's
editorial pages.
The Turtle speaks through the
typewriter of Fred Daly, senior in
Arts and Sciences, and Nebraskan
Managing Editor. When asked
what The Turtle's name is, Daly
said; 'He doesn't think it's any
one's damn business but his own.
More than ten years ago, on the University of
Kansas campus, an undergraduate artist began
his career. Today, Dick Bibler is an art instruc
tor at a small coastal college, but his famous
caracters continue to amuse students throughout
the country.
Known as "Little
Man On Campus"
Eibler's cartoons
have been charact
erizing the college
world as a regular
Nebraskan feature
for over four
Pictured here is Worths!, the original Little
Man on Campus whose antics have perhaps
made him the most famous of today's crop of col
legians. Since his recognition was attained,
Worthal has found some new companions on his
congenial artist's drawing board. Among them
is the ever popular Professor Snarf, a legend
at most institutes depicting student's secret pas
sions against their instructors, Louise Lush, Dean
Bellows and a score more of this prototype of
collegiate circles.
Like many wives, Pandora was considered a
troublemaker. But unlike many wives she created
more problems than her husband could handle.
Her brother-in-law, Prometheus, advised the
Grecian beauty not to open a now infamous
chest bearing the woes of
mankind. She did.
Tandoria' will be a con
tinuation of the naughty
wife's work. Dick Shugrue,
a member of the Nebraskan
copy reading staff, will drag
out the foes and famines of
Here we go round the prickly pear,
The prickly pear, the prickly pear,
Here we go round the prickly pear,
At five o'clock in the morning.
This stanza occurs mysteriously in a poem
with no explanation for its
appearance by either author
or critic
Perhaps this may explain
the personality of this col
umn, as it stands at the
threshold of The Nebraskan,
"... drunk, but unafraid."
Bruce Brugmann, a senior
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Sciences majoring in philos- Brngmana
ophy and English, will discuss controversial
issues under the title of "Around the Prickly
Pear." Brugmann is the president of the Student
Council, and a past editor of the Nebraskan.
"Mr. Mockery, all-seeing, all-knowing teller
of tales of the known and the unknown, will
relate more of his stories in this semester's Ne
Mr. Mockery's contribu
tions are brought into
The Nebraskan office each
week byaseraggly bird
creafure called the Gomunk.
Since the writer lives some
where deep in the wilderness
off R Street, the Gomunk is
his only means of communi
cation with the campus.
Jack Ph in rey, graduate
student, is often accused of
being Mr. Mockery. In spite
of his protests, this is true.
Sam Jensen, Nebraskan editor, will write an
editorial column entitled, wifh Malice Towards
None," which win appear at
least once a week. The article
will contain personal observa
tions and comment on Uni
versity affairs.
Jensen has been a mem
ber of the staff for three years
and previously wrote a sports
column. He is also employed
by The Lincoln Journal as a
staff writer.
An attempted humor column laden with puns
as corny as the plains of Nebraska itself will be
printed under the abstract banner of "Vice and
Versa." The author has declared himself a
staunch defender of home, motherhood and the
flag and is recommended by Duncan Hines. A
graduate student in Witchcraft with undergrad
uate work in pre-sorcery, the author has a rather
different sense of humor.
During the course of the semester he may
even lower his ethical standards and take an
intellectual stand on such pressing issues as
"Does cancer cause smoking?"
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fof mankind and in particu-
sijlar the University in an at-
'559.jisr: iempt to develop a better
spirit between students, faculty and any other
wise disgruntled Nebraskans.
Improvements are everywhere. New buildings,
new professors, new courses, new policies, and
now, to top it off and make life a little more
worth living, Builders have seen fit to bind the
new calendars with metal spirals.
For years, three anyway, they have been bound
in an inferior form of celluloid, devised by a
fendish scientsist with a grudge against activ
ities. These bindings were cleverly calculated
to survive the rigors of winter only to disinter
grate in the first full bloom of spring activities.
Not all at once, but slowly, so you hardly
noticed, until suddenly . . . No, mother, no one
spilled the macaroni,, that is only the remains of
a Builders calendar.
The mind cannot fathom the improvement this
superior wire binding may bring to the Univer
sity. No more will sad-eyed juniors, wander
lonely around campus, with that wild, unhappy
look that comes from knowing that somewhere
there is a meeting which is going on despite
their absence. AH hail the new bindings, for
bigger and better Ivy Days.
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A Look At
Illinois Hushing . . .
Copy Editor
At Illinois 75 didn't make it.
They had gone through the or
ganized rushing and had been in
tensively scrutinized by upperclass
fraternity men.
life Magazine, in a nine-page
. photgraphic essay, showed that
the fraternity rushing system at
the University of Illinois was "a
highly organized business."
With 58 different fraternities, Il
linois has more than any other
college and they are all virtually
filled to capacity.
But the repercussions for the
boys who "didnt make it." were
quite violent. One boy said, I
have to face my folks and my
girL" , Another: "It kinda makes
you lose faith in yourself."
Illinois permits informal rush
ing again so as to aid the last
75 in finding their fraternity niche.
. All 58 houses were open at Illi
nois during rush week. Some
dont pledge boys until the infor
mal season begins. Others may
be looking for additional "top men"
throughout the year.
Since the boys at Illinois could
only visit six houses during the
official rushing time, some of them
may have picked the wrong hous
es. The Life report showed that a
young roan was given an addi
tional opportunity to visit more
houses. He was pledged.
Selectivism his always been a
problem for fraternities. And for
as many times as the organiza
tion declines to take a particular
boy, it has to admit that a "top
man" didnt return to take a pin
waiting for him.
In simpler terms, misunderstand
ing has hurt the position and the
potential power for good fratern
ities in general offer.
The nerve-racking week at Illi
nois a situation which was a rep
etition of the rush week at Ne
braskacreated tense nerves on
the part of active chapters and
prospective pledges.
Twenty-seven hundred men en
tering Illinois didn't want the
fraternity system. That was
their choice. The fraternities them
selves had to choose the boys they
wanted. In turn the rushees made
out a list of houses they liked and
possibly wanted to part of.
Again, the fact that each boy
had faced men from only six hous
es, and that each house could take
only so many members didn't ex
actly point toward the satisfaction
of everyone in such large num
bers as poured through the Illini
rush week.
This is no reflection on char
acter fraternity system any more
than the choice of the 2700 who
didnt want to go through rush
week is a reflection on the char
acter of independents.
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