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The Summer Nebraskan
Thursday, June 13, T957
The Summer Nebraskan congratulates the Nebraskan for its part
in the successful completion of the Mitchell case.
In the spring semester of 1956 the Nebraskan, under the editorship
of Bruce Brugmann, waged a controversial campaign on behalf of Dr.
C. Clyde Mitchell, maintaining that his removal as chairman of the
department of agricultural economics was an abridgment of academic
Dr. Mitchell's economic views had not been popular with Nebras
kans for some time. The Nebraskan claimed, and former University
; professors supported its claim, that "outside interests" due to disagree
ments with Mitchell views were responsible for the removal.
Later in the semester Dr. Mitchell sent to the Nebraskan a list of
six charges, not necessarily involving his removal as department bead,
citing examples of curtailment of academic freedom.
Later he sent to the Faculty Senate Committee on Academic
Privilege and Tenure a list of seven charges.
Last week, as the whole state knows by now, the Faculty Senate
found that on three of these charges, the academic freedom of Dr.
Mitchell had been violated.
The Chancellor, the Regents and the Dean of the College of Agri
culture, against whom the charges were made, refused comment.
The Mitchell case is history now. The danger to academic freedom
remains, no less important to a summer sessions student than to any
other. And praise is in order for a student newspaper, which, in the
face of pressure from the administration, objections from the state and
indifference from the student body, fought for the retention of those
institutions of freedom preached in classrooms and sometimes ignored
Summer Nebraskan readers used to the winter counterpart will
find some changes between the two publications.
The Daily Nebraskan is paid for in part by the students themselves
and is intended to be a voice of student opinion.
The Summer Nebraskan, on the other hand, is the publication of
Summer Sessions and is more or less the information outlet of the
sessions. It is operated under the jurisdiction of Summer Sessions,
with the Department of Journalism its official publisher.
The news pages of the Summer Nebraskan, then, should be aimed
at letting the students know just what is going on around campus and
what facilities are available to them.
f But the Summer Nebraskan is still a newspaper and carries with
that title all the responsibilities that any paper carries.
By the same token, summer session students are still students and
issues that apply to students during the winter do not become unim
portant with the changing season.
The Summer Nebraskan does not intend to have its editorial page
become the battleground for students against the world. Nor does it
intend to have it be the extra sheet where the excess ads are placed.
National, international and campus issues will be taken up as they
occur, both in the editorials and in the columns.
The Letterip column is open to any student who wishes to take
advantage of it.
A new solution to the controversial question of the foreign aid bill
Is being kicked around in Washington.
This is that more of the United States aid funds be channeled
through the United Nations. The U.S. would continue to reserve the
right to give some aid where she pleases, but the majority of aid
would be handled by the Economic and Social Council of the U.N.
Such a plan would have obvious advantages. Henry Cabot Lodge,
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations pointed out that this system
would "prevent the so-called auction that some are trying to promote
between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R."
Lodge explained that at the present time the United States and
Russia are engaged in a competition which neither can win and which
acts to the advantage of neither. Instead of trying to objectively de
termine the best possible time and place to send her aid, the U.S. must
always consider when. and where and what Russia is doing. If Russia
offers to build a dam, the U.S. must step in and try to underbid her.
If she aids India, Uncle Sam must aid India more.
This senseless competition could stop, Lodge says, if the U.S. uti
lized the United Nations and by doing so proclaimed that her aid was
neutral and did not carry the political taint absorbed by the neutral
nations. Russia would then be forced to do the same or by implica
tion, admit her political motives.
Other advantages would be present also. The United Nations, being
a multi-lateral organization, would not be open to the charges of im
perialism to which we as a nation are so susceptible.
Drawing as the U.N. does on the resources, capital and technical
know-how of fifty-two nations instead of one, the attack against poverty,
low living standards and ignorance could be made into the organized
cooperative efforts of all nations, instead of the present duplication of
The United States, under such a program, could continue to give
directly that portion of aid which she feels cannot be adequately
handled by the United Nations. But it might be wise for the solons in
Washington to look into the possibility of utilizing for foreign aid that
organization which President Eisenhower has designated as "our best
hope for peace."
a stranger's sojourn
From time to time columnists
wil appear in the Summer Ne
braskan to delight your fancy,
tickle your humor and challenge
Dick Shugrue, well known to re
turning students, will write each
week under the title "Gaily
Slave". Dick is some where around
a junior in the College of Arts
and Sciences. If his columns run
true to form he will sing of the
joys of being a student, the ad
vantages of being cultured and
the rewards of being a "night
This column is written by the
editor and its title was chosen
only after long hours of contem
plation and complaining. It will be
a place to throw left-over editor
ial ideas, gripes at bookstores that
don't carry copies of Edna St.
Vincent Milay, philosophical mut
terings and anything else that
comes to mind after a frenzied
week of putting out the paper.
Steve Shultz, associate editor of
the Summer Nebraskan and poet of
renown, will from time to time
contribute his mutterings. He
won't say much, but it will keep
him out of mischief and perhaps
bribe him into doing some work
By next week we hope to have un
covered a columnist to represent
the teachers, who comprise "some
forty per cent of summer sessions
Various members of the faculty
will occasionally be asked to Con
tribute their views on pressing
problems of interest to all.
So there is the staff of the Sum
mer Nebraskan really a nice
bunch of people as you ever will
hope to meet.
We're rather addicted to sitting
around in the office talking when
we should be working. In fact,
we're all really very lazy people
who much prefer to talk about
things than work at them, and
gripe about things then do some
thing about them. We're pretty
much convinced that the world
needs reshaping and we're open
to any ideas about the shape. We
all have our own ideas of course,
and bat them about at the drop
of a hat.
Probably the one idea we have
in common is that the world is full
of a number of things and there's
plenty of time to find them. Half
idealists and half cynics, we can
be the disciples of Sartre or of St.
Augustine at a moment's notice.
If you have a moment to spare
and some ideas to peddle, you're
welcome to come down. The of
fices are underneath the Crib and
someone is here every afternoon.
226 N. 10th Phone 2-5961
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7 5c-$ 1 .00-$ 1 .50$2.00
TYPEWRITERS FOR RENT
DURING SUMMER SESSION
Bloom Typewriter Exchange
323 N. 13th 2 5258
GET Your BOOKS and SUPPLIES
at REGENTS BOOKSTORE
REGENTS has a complete slock of all required
texlbooks New and Used.
REGENTS has a large assortment of high quality
supplies at low prices .
REGENTS is the only OFFICIAL Bookstore of
the University of Nebraska
m REGENTS is conveniently located on the Mall
North of Love Library
Just North of Love Library
BE EATING 1
POTATO CHIPS IN
V THE LIVING
thats all right...if any fall
on the rogjhe vacuum
Cleaner uju Pick them up
( THAT WAS THE
VACUUM CLEANEB J
The Smw Nebraskan
The Summer ' Nebraskan is puMUhod
Thursday during tha amaMr session .s
Indent of tha University of Nefar4ia
nder the authorization of the Summer
Sewions proeram and sponsored, by tha
Department of Journalism. Publication
shall be free from editorial censorship
on the part ot any snembers ol tha facul
ty of the University or on the part of any
peraoa outside the University. The editor
of the Summer Nebraska is personally
responsible for what is done, said or
printed. Entered as second claaa matter
at the post office In Lincoln. Nebraska
under tha act of Aosost , lttt.
Associate Editor Steve Shulia
Business Manager ......... .Jack Noma
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