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Tuesday, October 23, 1956
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There have been some tumultous changes in
the Communist galaxy lately, as Poland has
suddenly decided to sever its ties with Moscow,
rid its powerful Politburo of its Stalinists and
assume somewhat the same independence now
claimed by Yugoslavia and Communist China,
The Polish Army is also reported to have
fired on Russian troops which attempted to
enter Poland from East Germany. The Russians
were apparently being sent by Moscow as in
surance against possible uprisings in the satel
All this happened Sunday after three days of
tense meetings in the Polish Communist Party's
Central Committee, and in spite of the surprise
arrival of Nikita Khrushchev and other Soviet
leaders Friday. Khrushchev undoubtedly was
making an unsuccessful attempt to stop the
Polish rush toward independence behind the
Congratulations have reportedly come from
Mao Tze-tung, head of the Red China govern
ment, President Tito of Yugoslavia, and Ernoe
Geroe, first secretary of Communist Hungary.
This is, of course, more than the change of
regimes in a country previously well-buried in
the Communist web. It is the continuation of a
growing feeling of discontent and bad feeling
toward Moscow that has flared up in a number
of Communist-controlled countries in the last
year. The riots in East Germany and Poland
Poland has dared to discard their direct line
from Moscow, and to throw out its Moscow
stooges. This once subservient state has shown
that it is possible to change things in the Red
heavens, without being too afraid of retalia
tion from Russia.
What all this will lead to cannot be deter
mined, of course. Yugoslavia, for example, once
took an almost complete break from Moscow,
but with the passing of Stalin is now on friendly,
but independent, terms with Russia.
What is fairly certain, however, is that a pe
riod of change is developing behind the Iron
Curtain. Russia no longer exerts absolute con
trol, and the present regime is not anxious to
anger its satellites too much. Neither is Russia
anxious to let its underlings get too strong.
Perhaps, considering the obvious tenseness
building up between several of the Communist
states, things aren't so bad for the West after alL
Investigation Poked M
That the University community may have had
its fill of the charges connected with C. Clyde
Mitchell's removal as chairman of the Depart
ment of Agricultural Economics last semester
does not mean that the issue is dead.
That the long-awaited review of the situation
by a special faculty committee will soon be
held is not news.
That whatever the outcome may be the entire
University family will be relieved that it's all
over is far from an understatement.
That all of these statements add up to a rapid
investigation and a publication of the findings
along with any appropriate action by the admin
istration is the hope of the Nebraskan.
Out of sight, out of mind is an old truism which
seems trite everywhere except in the face of
important issues. We don't want to see the Mitch
ell case die without the proper action taken.
We don't want the findings of the faculty com
mittee concealed from the University student
We will stay with the case until it is terminated
once and for all.
There isn't too much more to say until the
findings of the committee are released. We feel
that it is the duty of The Nebraskan to keep
poking the student body to stay awake to the
fact that a real issue was (and still is) at stake
in the case. (
We will poke at the faculty committee, too,
not to influence them one way or another but
to keep them awake to the fact that most of the
student body wants to know exactly what the
facts were in the Mitchell's case.
The committee will get busy soon. A chairman
has been named, apparently. We will follow the
proceedings with interest and report them as
they happen. It is no longer a one-man battle.
The final note, which we must take into con
sideration, is that after the announcement of the
committee, whatever it will be, we cannot sit
back and relax saying that it is all over. We have
to stay awake if by our pokes, then by our
pokes to any other charges made by any other
University staff member that his academic free
dom has been challenged.
The Political Soapbox:
Taxes died As Issue
By SAM JENSEN
"I will sign no bill increasing property taxes."
This is one of the more frequent statements of
Frank Sorrell, Democratic candidate for gov
ernor, who believes that the only way for Ne
braska to prosper in future years is to broaden
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main issue for
be taxes and
of the present
- it may be im
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-more fairly distributed with the possible addi
tion of income and sales taxes.
A source of income which has been overlooked,
Sorrell said, is the revenue that could be accu
mulated through a tax on pari-mutual betting at
horse races. This should bring in three million
dollars a year, he said.
Sorrell also mentioned several tax loop holes
which should be plugged to equalize the tax
One reason for the shift of the load from prop
erty taxes would be to encourage the influx of
new industry to the state. The present tax situ
ation not only discourages new industry, Sorrell
said, but it is driving present business out of the
Although the present administration is behind
a small reduction in taxes during this election
year, Sorrell said, the total increase in taxes dur
ing the two-year term is 20 per cent.
Sorrell cited a national news weekly's figures
which stated that Nebraska's, total income in
the past year was one of the lowest in the nation.
In connection with the University Sorrell stated
that he favored the renewal of the hnilrlimr mill
levy which expires this June. He has always
favored aid to the University in relation to the
amount of money the people of the state are able
to pay for their state university and colleges.
, "Young people today," Sorrell said, "are just
m well informed and show more interest in
voting and civics than their parents did in past
times. I am very much in favor of allowing 18
year olds to vote."
"I urge University students to take an active
... Frank Sorrell
part in public affairs and political organiza
tions," Sorrell said. He said that he got his
first taste of politics while a boy in Missouri
taking part in mock government activities.
The gubernatorial candidate said, "federal
money is not tainted. Nebraska lost thousands
of dollars in the grant of Tidelands oil to the
several coastal states money that could have
been used for federal aid to education."
Sorrell is a former mayor of Syracuse and
Is an auctioneer and realtor there. He was a
nominee for governor in 1946 and 1948. From
1938 to 1946, he served in the Unicameral as a
representative of the Second legislative district.
How To Influence Profs
Oklahoma Daily writer Ed Turner has come
up with a new way of college living which, in
keeping with the times, he calls "classmanship."
Briefly, he says, it means the knack of frustrat
Ing a well-meaning professor to such an extent
that he will want to quit his chosen profession
as an educator and go towork for a munitions
factory. Here are home of his rules:
"First of all: always be late to class. Upon
entering NEVER look meek or apologetic for
disturbing the class. Appear surprised as if this
section was scheduled to meet at this time or
even look hurt that they could go on without
you. Many an accomplished classman has
caused the professor to thumb quickly through
his class bulletin to see if perhaps they should
have met at 8:35 instead of 8:10.
Disagree openly with the professor. An eco
nomics instructor says in his most profound and
sonorous tones: "The theories of Adam Smith
are the foundations of our modern system of
economics." You say in an audible whisper:
"But that's so passe'1 . . . making him look as
if he had an old pair of plus-fours and was
shouting 23 skidoo instead of delivering a lecture.
Leavemanship is another effective gambit that
will add sparkle to every class room.' About 10
minutes before the class is over slam your book
shut, zip up your notebook, tuck your pencil
neatly in your pocket and begin tapping your
foot spasmodically, whistling to yourself, if you
are a poor whistler. At five minutes before the
hour, scoot up on the edge of your seat, alter
nating your gaze between the wall clock and
your watch, shouting "X minus five, X minus
four, X minus three" . , . right up until the
end of the hour."
Rebellion Of The Masses
Students at the University of Mexico took
things into their own hands after one of their
number suffered a broken leg when he was
struck by a bus. They seized several buses and
refused to return them until the bus company
had paid damages to the unlucky student.
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(Eds. Note) : The Campus Green, a Nebraska editorial page feature,
Is made np of bits of original verse and prose written by University
students. Any student wishing to contribute to this column may submit
his material to The Nebraskan office. Union Room 20. All entries are
jndged by members of the Nebraskan staff.
The purple stream with pulsed drive
Dyed the crystal life:
Bacuhus, bubbles, blood, and . .
A painless flask of absinthe
Drained green into the skin:
Wormwood, deadwood, fear, and . ,
Vials of flesh and grapes of blood
Stand along the wooden way:
Usque ad bacchum, usque .
Come you muses and you critics who have not ,
and read. Explore the best of me,
Now that I am gone and oily my works stand
Against withering time.
My poetry grows in stature every day.
And college class will in time appraise it,
While professor there, the all-perceiving, all-knowing ooes,
Will pace before them to relate the source
Of such works.
Home, family, education, talents and emotions
All will be studied. '
As mechanius check the factors that play.
Let this suffice here.
Note here the conclusive evidence of stern parents,
See here the brush's touch, he studied art.
And wait! Here lie the effects of drink
And sin and journalism, too, see line 161
A strong guilt complex is manifest in this work,
Look! His mother's charity overflows there. Seel
Stop them, mighty critics, stop such idle babbling.
Move on, ponderous, humbly powerful ones, tell
Them the truth. Be not swayed by them,
Let men know your awsome conclusion. Yes,
Surely it was not Noble who wrote Noble's works,
But some other artist, sunken into an obscure grave.
Three men faced Death,
An Athlete, a Personality,
And an Intellect.
The Athlete cried,
"Run, that we might escape!"
The Personality oozed,
"Smile, for he may pass us by."
The Intellect replied,
"Think, perhaps this is as it ought to be."
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A Little Analogy
The Nebraskan has announced
that it is supporting the candidacy
of President Eisenhower in the
current political campaign. It has
for several weeks, been present
ing material on political issues and
interviews with the candidates in
an effort to encourage more ac
tive student participation in the
voting process. The policy to sup
port Eisenhower will be a further
step, in which the issues and the
arguments supporting the Presi
dent will be presented.
This policy does not mean, how
ever, that there are no Democrats
on the staff, just as the paper's
occasional pro-Greek policy does
not mean that there are no Inde
pendent staff members.
The editor's enunciation of a pol
icy for the whole staff, which is
his perfect right journalistically,
cannot be taken as a negation of
the individual staff member's be
liefs or status.
Curiously enough, at the Univer
sity the Democrat - Independent
analogy is a particularly apt one.
That is not to say. that all Demo
crats are Independents or vice ver
sa. There is probably little corre
lation on that basis.
But, in political influence both
are considered rather "poor cou
sins" at the University. Political
ly they are under-dogs, minorities,
whether numerically so or not.
Perhaps this is as it should be.
Nevertheless, under-dogs or not,
both are forces to be considered,
if only to spur their opposition to
higher standards and better ac
tion. Several examples of this very
thing could be mentioned. Peti
tioning by an independent group,
the BAM council, last Sp ri n g
caused the Greek sponsoring or
ganizations to re-consider if not
to revamp their methods of se
lection for the Ivy Day Sing.
So, political minority or not,
these groups serve a very vital
purpose on both a campus and nation-wide
The Nebraskan has now pledged
itself to the support of Eisenhow
er. The Nebraskan, although a
student newspaper, undoubtedly
has the right to take a suina on
such a political question, in the
same way in which it might take
a stand on the IFC or Kosmet
Klub. But on such issues, it, is
with nm 1Lstification that those
of us who are Democrats or In
dependents can say: fight us if
you must, but never forget us.
SYDNEY, Australia (Special)
(Delayed in Transit) Monotremes
and other minority groups in this
Australian city today protested
irainst the invasion of this Island
Continent by the American Mar
supial candidate for president,
Potro Possum. "We oe prwared
to offer our own cantiiefate, a Pla
typus by trade, who is ihe drang
of college and university students
throuffhout the length and breadth
of our land," said a prominent
Echidna. "We feel tnat wnat me
United States needs is a man who
is right down to earth. And we are
the people who can offer such a
man. Our candidate is as flat on
the ground as anybody can get."
A sDokesman for the Kangaroo
contingent said that this was not
the noint. "The fact of the matter."
explained the Kangaroo, "is that
we don't care a fig as to where
Bruce Brugmann's column of
Oct. 19 was so all-encompassing
that it is impossible for me to
comment on more than the most
pressing inferences at, this time
. ..re the selection and hiring of
the Vomecoming band.-
Bruce wonders why Charlie Spi
vak and The Hilltoppers were
hired when bigger name bands
i.e. Louis Armstrong, are nearby?
The answer is simply that Arm
strong wil1 aot be in this territory
November 3, nor will Ralph Mar
terie, or Le Elgart, or Duke Elling
ton; all were fair possibilities
which fizzled out early last sum
mer. For example, Armstrong no
tified us last June that he would
be available Oct. 18-30 and Novem
ber 16-30; consequently, Colorado
University was able to award him
a handsome contract for this week
end, and he has been scheduled to
give a concert at Omaha, October
28 on his way back to Chicago.
Had we complacently sat back
and passed up a chance to sign
Spivak & The Hilltoppers, we might
have been dancing to Jimmie Pal
mer et al. . .Nov. S, as are some
of our southern neighbors in the
Big Seven. Spivak may not be
"the hottest thing alive" these
days, but this is no reflection on
was signed for nearly the same
amount Sauter-Finegan and Ralph
Flanagan have demanded in years
previous; the coliseum was packed
last year when Flanagan played
we expect as good a crowd this
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this man stands on the ground,
we want to know how does he feel
about labor." The Echidna group
replied that their man was for
everybody having plenty of labor,
except him. "He does not want to
take a job from another man,"
said the leading Monotreme. "Ha
is willing to take a back seat."
The Marsupial faction pointed
out that the Monotremes have cer
tain peculiar habits which might
not be dignified and certainly
would be out of place in the White
House. "For example," said a
source close to the Great Barrier
Reef, "they lay eggs and suckle
"This is for the American Peo
ple to decide," angrily points out
the Morning Monotreme, in a lead
editorial, "Egg laying is not a
criminal offense and where can
it be done better than indoors?"
The Kangaroos have not as yet replied.
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