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The Daitv Nebraskan
Wednesday, November 6, 1 957
Mutnik's No Indication That We
Have Fallen Behind in Science
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If you ask a Communist to define democracy
you'll get a different answer from the definition
taught In P. S. 109.
And if you ask a Communist to define "the
finer things of life" no doubt you'll be told that
perfection of the state, great weapons and
guided missiles are the ultimate in the good
things of life.
For a state that is concerned with drawing
all peoples into its fold; for an ideology that is
interested in making the people the servant of
the government, power of conquest is the most
important of achievements.
And if the United States has lagged behind
in the developments of satellites, we can hold
our heads up high knowing that our science is
directed toward the individual.
The American idea of success is not how
many satellites, earthly and terrestrial, we can
W would rather think that the Individual
with all the God-given dignity belonging to
man, has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit
In the field of science, this leads to new
frontiera. Salks and Stapps are working day and
night to combat diseases which have plagued
the millions of the world.
New farming techniques, new ways of com
municating the truth via television and radio,
new processes for handling food, new fabrics
and rw ways of preserving a sacred life have
been the aimi of American science.
America may have lagged behind in the
satellite field. And even if our science has gone
far beyond the possibilities of Russian tech
nology, we must not stand pat with our ad
vancements in hand smiling to all the world.
Instead, the burst of Soviet technology seen
in the rise and the eventual fall of Sputniks
must be an incentive for American scientists to
move forward in developing the weapons which-
our Red enemies have concentrated all their
Do you remember the pictures of the Rus
sian agricultural delegation as its numbers
gasped at the ultra-modern farming methods
Do you remember the inability of the Rus
sian scientist at a recent meeting in the United
States to answer basic questions in their respec
If you do, you will recognize the fact that
Americans must not be ashamed that they have
not sent the first satellite into outer space.
But the Russian coup will leave its impres
sion on the peoples of the world.
The peoples of the world would be in a
sorry state if they forgot the American contri
bution to reconstructing the war-torn nations
just because the Russians have scored this
What we must learn from the rise of Sput
niks one and two, then, is not that we have
failed in scientific fields.
Rather, that the Soviets, those who would
take away the freedom which we sometimes
forget to cherish, have perfected a satellite and
the power behind it which is capable of thrust
ing irtto our dear complacent lives hydrogen
We must awake to the fact that a sacrifice
is necessary to remold our efforts toward pro
tecting our Western World.
University students especially those who
dedicated their lives to the sciences must be
willing to forgo the magnificent material ad
vantages of a free economy and concentrate
their efforts toward bringing up the defenses of
It is a decision which is forced upon us by
It is a decision which we cannot afford to
How Far Advanced
For every gripe blasted toward the admin
istration of the University, students can count
at least three advancements which this institu
tion has and which other universities are just
catching on to.
A good example of this is the word which
has just arrived from Syracuse University in
New York telling about the "new" registration
procedure under which students can obtain class
catalogs ahead of time to sign up for classes.
And the Daily Orange, campus newspaper
cf the school voiced its thanks this way, "Con
gratulations go to the Liberal Arts Advisory
Council and the many other individuals and
groups who have worked with the administration
in attempting to set up some form of pre-regis-tration.
We could go on for pages talking about the
lime's That Again?
The new doors in the Union are the first
tep toward the sweeping improvements being
paid for by the increased tuition, we believe.
And the addition to the Union itself? Let's get
the doors up first before we build around them.
"innovations" at other universities which have
been long-standing, practices here at NU.
Along the lines of what a college has to
offer, this University is way ahead of any other
institution. The Intercollegiate Press reports
that Midland College in Fremont is just starting
to offer a full art curriculum.
At Brown University a counseling program
much like our co-ed counsellors set-up has just
Right at home in the Big Eight, Iowa State
College is making the change to "alternate
seating and monitors" for examinations.
Nebraska, as a leader in education and
methods of making a fine university even better
cannot let its guard down at the present time.
We must admit that we are ahead in many
Yet we must admit that we have the chal
lenge of today and the challenge of the future
which is pushing us toward bigger and better
things for a great institution.
It is somewhat of an awe-inspiring feeling
to know that we are part of a University which
is taking these ever-forward strides toward ex
panding the pools of knowledge.
from the edit
First Things First, . .
by Jack Pollock
The Red regime's problem about what to
do with career soldier and former minister of
defense Georgi Zhukov could have easily been
solved if they had shipped him into outer space
Instead of the Eskimo dog named "Curly." Even
the Eskimos would have gone along with this,
Also there would have been no repercussions
from the American Society for Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals and the Animal Welfare So
ciety of Singapore, both of which blasted the
use of a live dog in the Soviet Union's latest
I heard a heated debate by two students on
which one should have the privilege of send
ing a visitor to outer space. Each was volun
teering the services of one of his professrs.
The University of North Carolina reports a
good gimmick for doing away with excused ab
sences due to illness. Each day the university
publication, "The Daily Tar Heel" publishes
a list of students in the infirmary the previous
The Student Senate at Iowa State last week
voted a "compromise" bill which would ban
freshmen from receiving parking permits but
still allows freshmen to bring cars to Ames.
The Senate rejected a traffic committee mea
sure suggesting an all student ban for on
campus parking. The president of the student
body pointed out that a similar situation existed
on the Purdue campus of 13,000 students. Pur
due eliminated possession of automobiles by
freshmen and sophomore students.
The associate dean of students at Kansas
State has urged students to refrain from all
types of group activity and "especially to cur
tail dating" because of the flu epidemic. Re
minds me of the eastern college that reported
that the Dean of Men and Dean of Women were
going to stop kissing on campus.
In my haste to pack my tooth brush and
aspirins (daily breakfast), I've even forgotten
my usual remarks about the gridiron sport this
week. Tomorrow a delegation from the Corn
husker office and Rag office leave for New
York for the annual Associated Collegiate Press
Conference, in hopes of finding out how your
student publications compare with others across
the nation and possibly bringing back a few
constructive ideas to instill more life into the
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The Piefoian Clod
Joe: I don't believe in anything
except facts, and I am not sure
about them. Philosophy can't be
proven one way or the other, and
religion is a lot of bunk of the
"do gooders." Truth is relative to
the situation, and people are no
Charley: You sound upset. Is
anything the matter?
Joe: Well, I am angry with my
girl, but I belive what I say..
Char: Do you believe in God?
Joe: God! I thought he died a
long time ago.
Char: You are sure about that?
Char: You think that religion is
Joe: Is there any doubt?
Char: And people are no damn
Joe: About that I am very sure.
Char: If philosophy can't be
proven one way or another, how
can you be sure that God doesn't
exist or that religion is all bunk?
Joe: If you put it that way, I
can't be sure.
Char: You said that you are not
sure about facts.
Joe: That's right.
Char: What about people? Are
they all no damn good?
Joe: I have yet to meet some
one who is any good.
Char: Joe, are you sure that .'
Joe: I don't know positively. ..
Char: Are you sure that you
know what you are talking about?
Char: JJaybe you are just a
shadow thro which some other be
ing is talking. Isn't, this possible?
Joe: Yes. It is possible.
Char: Does anyone love you?
Joe: Sure, what do you think?
My folks and my girl love me
although after last night I wonder
about my girl. She's a real bear
about going out for dinner.
Char: But Joe how do you know
that they exist? How do you know
that they love you? How do ymi
know that you love them? How do
you know that your parents are
your parents? How can you be
sure about all this?
Joe: I can't, (pause) You have
To the Editor:
I can't understand why the fac
ulty is sitting around on pins and
needles waiting for the liaison
committee report to appear.
It isn't too difficult to see the
committee is a weak one, with
most of its members beholden, in
some way or another to the Ad
ministration. The Administration for some
time has been emasculating the
faculty committee system by in
serting its lieuenants in key posi
tions, then watching them wither
Only the Privilege and Tenure
committee has been able to as
sert itself, and this only because of
two or three exceptionally strong
and resourceful members.
Let's face it. Mitchell get a raw
deal, the faculty report proves it,
but no one has the guts or the meth
od by which to right the wrong or
make sure it never happens
If you don't believe it, watch
the report of the next senate meet
ing. Then well see just helpless
the faculty really is.
A Graduate Student
For a Toe
To the Editor:
For lack of a toe the game was
An educated toe, that is.
And what is a college for if
football players can't educate their
What's the gridiron world com
ing to if students can't wander
through four years of Plautus and
Schiller, of Descartes and Grey
and what have you and come out
with the inability to get a couple
of points at a football game?
What will the University come
to if students can't get the right
drop on the pigskin and romp for
those needed three points?
Oh, bitter, bitter day has ar
rived. The University, alas, will be
scorned by our friends and sup
porters four blocks to the south.
But, then, that is the bitter salt
of loss. Ob for an educated toe!
Fashion As I See It
Jantzen has always been
a top name in the fashion
world. This sweater and
skirt is another example of
Jantzen fashions for this
Knitted cuffs, collar and
waistline with full fash
ioned sleeves give this
sweater a look of neatness.
Turquoise, blue and Cherry
are the fabulous colors of
this famous sweater in
sizes 34-40. Trie price is
right at 14.95.
The loomed tweed sucess
skirt comes in matching col
ors. Lined and a kick pleat,
this straight skirt comes in
sizes 12-18 for only 14.98.
Visit Gold's second floor
sportswear and see Jant
zen's addition to fall fashions.
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reduced me to zero. If there is
nothing that I can be sure about
then why should I exist? Why
should I go on being kicked by
those no-damn-good people. What
point is there in living?
Char: But Joe you are still sure
about one thing. You are sure that
you are sure about nothing.
Joe: Yes. A man must have
something to believe in.
Char: Aren't you being incon
sistent about this? How can you
be sure about being sure about
Joe: (no answer)
Char: If there is no existence
at all, then we could not be talking
nor could we walk outside nor
could we see things which we call
trees. The very fact that we "are"
at all is an indication of existence
of some sort. Cannot we assume
that there is something to be sure
about: namely existence? For if
there were no existence then there
would be no US of any sort. So,
Joe, be of good cheer; existence
does exist. And another thing, Joe,
isn't God that whose essence is
existence? Don't we have exist
ence, and is it not from that,
whose essence is existence, that
we derive existence?
Joe: Are you trying to say that
if I don't believe in God I can't
believe in anything?
Char: That is right, Joe. In .
questioning of any sort you must
finally arrive here, and when you
do arrive, to say that God doesn't
exist is to place all knowledge,
all things, in jeopardy. You really
have no othgr choice but to believe
in God ir you are going to be
logical in your thinking.
Joe: I need to think.
Char: It is late. I'll get it Joe.
Char: Goodbye, Joe
Joe: Goodbye, Charley
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THE PARTY WEEK END:
ITS CAUSE AND CURE
With tlie season of party weeKends almost upon us,
my mail of late lias been flooded with queries from young
inmates of women's colleges wishing to know how one
conducts one's self when one has invited a young gentle
man for a weekend. This morning, for example, there
were more than 30,000 letters, each containing a lock of
hair. 1 gave the hair to a bombsigbt maker and the
lanolin to a dry sheep of my acquaintance, and I turned
instantly to the question: llow should a young lady de
port herself when she has asked a young gentleman to be
her guest at a party weekend?
Well, my dear girls, the first thing to remember is that
your young gentleman is far from home and frightened.
Put him at his ea.se. You might, for instance, surprise him
by having his mother sitting in a rocker on the station
platform when he gets off the train.
Next, what kind of corsage should you send your
young gentleman? Well, my beloved maidens, orchids are
always acceptable. 1
If you find, my esteemed fillies, that your local florist
has nln out of stock, do not be dismayed. Make a corsage
out of paper. But pick good, stiff, durable paper twenty
dollar bills, for example.
Rememlx-r at all times, my fond wenches, to show
your young gentleman courtesy and consideration. Open
doors for him, walk on the traffic side of the path, assist
him to the punch bowl, zip his parka, light his Marlboros.
(What, you ask, if he doesn't smoke Marlboros? Ridicu
lous, my precious nymphs! Of course, he smokes
Marlboros! Don't you? Don't I? Doen't everybody
who knows a hawk from a handsaw?? What other ciga
rette gives you such a lot to like? Such filter? Such
flavor? Such flip-top box? No other, my sweet minxes, no
ot her. Marlboro stands alone, and any man worthy of you,
my estimable damsels, is bound to be a Marlboro man.)
If you will follow the simple instructions stated above,
my good las.-s, you will find that you have turned youi
young gentleman into a fast and fervent admirer. Thert
is nothing quite like a party weekend to promote romance.
r' ' ' ' ' " s'
I am in mind of a party weekend some years ago at Mist
Pomfritt's Seminary for Genteel Chicks in West Linotype,
Ohio. Seiafina Sigafoos, a sophomore at this institution,
majoring in napkin folding, sent an invitation to a young
man named Fafnir Valve, a junior at the Joyce Kilmer
School of Forestry, majoring in sap and boles.
Anyhow, Serafina sent an invitation to Fafnir, and
he came, and, she showered him with kindness and cuff
links, and then he went away, and Serafina sat anxiously
by the mailbox, wondering whether she would ever hear
from him again. Sure enough, two weeks later she got
a letter: "Dear Serafina, Can you let me have fifty bucks?
Whimpering with ecstacy, she ran to the bank and
withdrew the money and mailed it to him. From then on,
she got the same request every week, and as a result, she
became very well acquainted with Ralph T. Involute,
teller of the West Linotype Bank and Trust Co., and their
friendship ripened into love, and today they are happily
married and live in Stamen, Oregon, where Ralph is in
the extruded molasses game and Serafina is a hydrant.
C 157. Uu SkulM
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boro, whone maker bring you thU column throughout thm
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