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Tuesday, Janua ry 7, 1953
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Budgy Soviets Gloating Over Latest
The Daily Nebroskon
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In Cow Jump Activities: Now a Man
Grandma used to say, "Every little bit added
ETwKat you got makes just a little bit more."
And she'd probably take Mr. and Mrs.
America over her knees now that they've
jgptten it into their systems that the Russians,
who have been able to send a homo sapiens into
space and return him safely to terra firma,
rre going to sweep across the USA after having
riddled our cities and farms from manned
It's not a myth. Of course it's obvious since
the news reached the U.S. yesterday that the
!lteds have it within their power to wipe us out
-because they, apparently, control the skies.
But that old axiom of Grandma keeps popping
lnto our minds that the United States is build
ing up its prestige tnd its power and its confi
dence in the fact that miracles don't happen
I Now would be a good time for the Yanks to
ponder the facts that for every man the Reds
are sending into the skies, we're training hun
dreds freely and relatively successfully to com
pete with the Reds in the other vital areas of
civilization: economics, the arts, the natural
sciences. And here free men keep piling their
storehouses of scientific knowledge with new
additions adding, naturally, to what we've got.
Of course the Reds have achieved another
coup. But to a lesser extent the free nations of
the world have achieved half a dozen coups
in the last week as a Polish scientist and a
number of Red soldiers have defected to the
What does that mean in terms of the military
Structure of either the Soviet Union or the
. Concretely, what do these strokes for freedom
do to the shell which the Reds have wrapped
around their grizzly bear?
'.In! the first place we have to compare the
types of achievements which the Reds are
making and th type we are making. Obvi
ously, man is frightened by war and the
thought that every kilometer which the Reds
push into outer space is a kilometer closer to
the destruction of the West.
This is true only so far as we accept the fact
that the Communist way of life can ever pene
trate into the free way of life which we have
achieved. It is certainly frightening to think
that our homes which have been so well shielded
from the horrors of war could be blasted by s
But the Russians have not obviously, perfected
their latest rocket. It is not inconceivable that
the USA could not do the same thing the Reds
did, only for the fact that we would not risk
a human hie to attempt an experiment of this
Moreover, the Americans fear for the impact
that the Red stroke makes on the other, the
neutral nations of the world. Well, if we'd stop
thinking of India, for example, as a conglom
eration of idiots we would be better off. The
brilliant leaders of that country, or the leaders
of Burma or any other nation know what
counts. And that is help in time of famine,
security against aggression, stability of free
enterprise. They know which side offers these
necessities. They are not hoodwinked by these
It would be far better for the American
people to put aside the Bromo-seltzer and pick
up the trend of thought which says that our
security will be insured not only by military
superiority but also by mutual cooperation with
the nations of this world.
The Russians, no doubt, are gloating over
their success. As the president of a small col
lege in Kansas stated recently following the
first satellite, "We should pat the Russians on
the back for this new piece of scientific knowl
edge. They deserve a great deal of credit."
And indeed they do.
But there is no need to panic. There's need,
as anyone who's thinking about this situation
will tell you, to settle down and work. The
armed forces must stop quibbling among them
selves, they must stop wasting money on goofy
projects, they must realize that there's a big
John Q. Public? He must learn about his
country and the great advances which it has
made and which it will make long before Joe
Stalin and buddies say they are the great
Possibly the true news value of the satellite
and this rocket-man is the fact that this is the
first time the Reds have really invented any
from the editor
First Things First. . .
by Jack Pollock
-The top news story of 1957 Russia's trans
formation of the space age from fantasy to
fact has already been bested by another Soviet
accomplishment with the reported launching
of a Soviet rocket into the atmosphere with a
Others generally ranked as best stories of the
year were the watered down desegregation bill
and the Little Rock., racial tension incidents;
Nikita Khrushchev (voted Time's "Man of the
.year" rise to power as Communist party boss;
the Middle East story with two major aspects;
(1) the Suez Canal incident and (2) the Syrian
massing of troops on the Turkish border; and
corruption in the labor unions, with its remifi
.eations of the ouster of the International Team
pters Union from the AFL-CIO, the Senate In
yestigations into union corruption and graft, the
injunction preventing Jimmy Hoffa from assum
ing his duties as newly elected president of the
Teamsters and the conviction of Dave Beck
for his personal use of funds allocated for
'Also ranking high were stories on Asian flu
epidemics throughout the U.S. and other parts
of the world, Eisenhower's battle of the budget
and the International Geophysical Year the sci
entific effort of 64 nations in the most con
centrated effort in history to determine the
natural causes, within and without, which affect
On the campus scene (spring semester) the
top story was the budget story and the Uni
cameral's approval of a $2,200,000 hike in the
University budget a cut of $3.3 million from
Chancellor Hardin's recommendations. Along
with this was the approval by the Board of
Regents of a $30 tuition increase for in-state
students and raising out-state tuition to $240 or
twice that of resident students.
Other top stories included the approval of a
student tribunal charter, class dismissal for
the first time in 10 years as a result of the
worst spring blizzard in the state in 50 years,
the appointment of Bill Jennings as head foot
ball coach succeeding Pete Elliott who left to
coach at the University of California, reinstate
ment of the IFC ball, and the Military Ball
officials report the first financial success in
seven years, and the arrival of Sara Laszlo as
the first student refugee to arrive under spon
sorship of the Hungarian Student Refugee com
mittee. Among top stories this semester are the
request by 11 professors for a change in the
teacher certification requirements, the Univer
sity has its worst football season (in victories)
in history, the fall and rise in student spirit, flu
epidemic, drop in enrollment and University's
projected building program.
Nationally known visitors to the campus this
year were Basil Rathbone, Sen. John Kennedy
and Bennett Cerf (spring semester) and Mrs.
And, of course, there are those who claim the
top (unwritten) story on the campus scene is
the mass attempt to obtain a college education
during TV commercials.
Former Universiy graduate and Cornhusker
native Johnny Carson, star of the TV quiz
show "Do You Trust Your Wife?" makes his
Broadway debut Friday, replacing comedian
Tom Ewell as star of the Broadway production
"Tunnel of Love." Ewell leaves to fulfill a
motion picture commitment. Matinees of the
Broadway show were switched from Wednesday
to Sunday to allow Carson to continue his mari
tal merriment program.
EVERVCNE SHOULD HAVE A D06 TO
6SEET HIM UWEN HE COMES HOME!
WHENEVER I LOOK AT YOUR
FACE. ONE QUESTION ALWAYS
COMES TO MY MIND...
WILL MAN EVER SUCCEED
IN REACHING THE MOON?
Tlw Galley Slave
by dick shu
7 1 W
Contrary to popular opinion the
great American Spectator Sport is
It's watching American Bind
stand on the ABC television net
a p proximate
ly 3 to 5 p.m.
been a great
fan of dllk
play an impor
tant role in
tained throughout the lonely hours
of the day and night. But there's
a young fellow by the name of
Dick Clark who rides herd over
the Bandstand and makes me won
der if some of the propaganda
about the rowdy teens isn't just
On Bandstand Clark enforces
some strict rules, I've been led to
believe. Boys must wear coats, no
bobby-sox for the girls, no smok
ing, etc. But the kids seem to love
Everyday you can see the same
kids strolling, bopping, rocking,
rolling, walking, shaking a hand
and so forth. As a matter of fact
the romances which appear to be
blooming from the way one guy
dances with one gal day after
day and hour after hour have be
come as important to many teens
who watch the show as Phil and
Sister-o'-mine said the other
day, "Bob and Justine must have
broken up. They weren't together
today." Sure enough, this blond
headed guy wasn't with this blond
headed girl. Much consternation.
The power which Clark and his
Bandstand exerts is untold. He
claims a record will be a hit and
it's on its way. That was a pre
diction he made the other day
about a tune called "Short Shorts"
and I'll bet my last match it will
be in a couple of days.
Clark is to television what
what's-his-name Miller is to radio
... a smooth d.j. who's a pleasure
to watch and a pleasure to listen
Don't ask me what the charm
of the show is. One high schooler
told me that her whole family from
the baby to the mother glue them
selves to the show everyday. They
try to learn the names of the kids,
they try to pick the top tunes and
Here is one television show
which isn't giving anything away.
It doesn't have any professional
talent to watch (the records are,
of course, just records). It doesn't
try to tell a story. It doesn't try
to make a big impression on any
one. But it is a success. New
Year's Eve Clark thanked the
American public for making the
show the top daytime television
show in the land.
More power to it if it can make
teens discipline themselves. More
power to it if it can instill in their
minds the creative bug which will
produce new dances.
And by the way. The latest fad
on the campus isn't playing Fris
bey. It's getting into the house
in time to watch Bandstand right
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To the Editor:
Now that the holidays have
passed and tfrse eager little stu
dents have the shock of exams
approaching, it might be a good
idea to point out a few thoughts
regarding the actions which have
JVcated into obhvion with the
Christmas eggnog and the New
Years ginger ale.
On the whole the students of the
University have been pretty good
during the early months of the
year. They haven't been very ac
tive as far as having get up and
go is concerned. They haven't ex
hibited the love of life which the
Student Prince might have flowed
over with at Vienna University
rway back when. And they haven't
been too ready to get into a jam
for the 6ake of an experience
which they could in distant years
relate to toddlers on their knees.
But the students have resigned
themselves the fact that life
isnf the ball of fire it used to be.
Playboy has generally replaced
the ' llies and the foible- of the
Teaclers College have replaced
the knock-down drag-out battes
over whether evolution should be
taught in the colleges and high
schools of the land. Nevertheless,
the student haa accepted his place
If you get a chance to pick up
the latest Humbug Digest you're
in for a pleasant reading experi
ence. A lot of the old masters
from Mad have joined the Hum
bug staff and they're repeating the
old style humor prevalent in that
magazine. But the best part of
the present volume is the reverse
cliche section which includes such
gems as, "Boy, I sure like Holly
wood endings," "Yes, Bozo's a
great dog. Sometimes he's almost
canine." There are plenty more
where they came from.
While we're on the literary trail,
all avid fans of the Mitchell Case
will get a kick out of a book called
"The Tarnished Tower" by Amy
Marbut and published by Viking.
This quaint novel isn't too well
written, but it has a deep-seeded
understanding of the academic
I couldn't begin to explain it.
It's a little "blah." But the moral
(which might have fit better in
an essay) is timely and well
Ry Doc Rodger i
Life is just one long, endless
Composed of educational exper
iences, my own life has been one
long chronicle of important events.
As I recall, it happened this
Age 1 Too young to do much,
I reflected that with the world in
the mess it was, I was fortunate
in not being old enough for the
Age 21 learned to spit through
my two front teeth.
Age J The boy next door
knocked out my two front teeth.
Age 41 knocked out the two
front teeth of the boy next door.
Age 5 I learned to pet big collie
Age 61 learned to pet.
Age 71 flunked reading and
Age 81 got drunk.
Age 91 flunked math and Eng
lish. Age 10 I flunked biology and
Age 11 Supported Truman for
Age 12 Was glad that I wasn't
old enough to vote a year ago.
Age 13 Was superstitious,
skipped this year.
Age 14 Started my subscription
Age 15 Ended my subscription
Age 16 Decided to quit school"
and go to college.
Age 17 Flunked freshman Eng
lish. Age 18 Flew in my first space
Actually life is just one long
process of getting tired.
I decided that this year I would
not make any New Years resolu
tions, it got so it wasn't even fun
breaking them anymore.
He had them buffaloed.
Cicero was to lure the marshal
into a gunfight that would never
take place. The idea was Mr. Dil
lon's, and the town drunk, an old
man, had the job of facing a gun
slinger with an empty gun.
Cicero cried out for the marshal
in sharp voice while Chester fired
a sixshooter. He called some more,
threatening the gunman to a show
down. .' v
The marshal opened the door
and walked out in confident steps,
curious at the most, and tried to
calm the stupid fellow, assured
that his own reputation would
fight the battle.
Cicero wquldn't calm he drew.
The marshal faltered, shaking
In fear, raising his hands, and
sheepish in such humiliation.
A. -A. A
A great man had fallen.
His reputation wilted; his cour
age turned to cowardness, his
strength to weakness. He could not
shoot, he could not fight. The mar
shal's true colors had been un
covered. The man was a bully.
That was nearly the extent of
my vacation; how about yours?
Except for a jaunt down to K.C.
and brief attempts at studying, I
sat in a cozy chair and watched
Gunsmoke, Lineup, Gracie Allen,
and Jack Parr, camping out be
tween times in the Tee Pee Room
with a steakburger and glass of
I anticipated my Christmas pres
ents with great enthusiasm, and
after opening them anticipated ex
changing everything with even
greater enthusiasm. For I enjoy
giving the salesclerks trouble
Through These Doors
Boyd Carter, Chairman of the
Department of Romance Languag
es at the University, had quite a
nice little article in the Sunday
World Herald the other day.
Mr. Carter accused some Ne
braska schools of being unfavor
able to the college preparatory
curriculum. He also thought high
schools engaged in too many ac
tivities and offered courses "cafe
Mr. Carter, in my estimation
has a very valid argument.
It is a sure and certain cinch
that the average high school stu
dent is totally unprepared for col
lege work. Never was I more
shocked or bewildered than dur
ing my first four or five weeks
as a freshman, and as T looked
around our fraternity and tJhe
campus, I could see a lot of other
freshmen who felt exactly the
same way. We had been thro.n
into a pond full of academic
sharks and told to sink or swdm.
ir ir -i?
After about three weeks, empty
seats began to appear in some
of my classes. There were seme
empty bunk in the fraternity dor
mitory too. Am ad appeared in the
Nebraskan advertising accommo
dations at Selleck Quadrangle.
Some persons with a good deal
of ability left school during this
period. Some of tiiem got into
smaller schools and are dcimg
pretty well. Some went into the
service and missed being engi
neers or chemists or teachers.
Each year, the process Ls re
peated . . . Throughout the sum-men-,
the high school graduate is
lulled into a false sense of se
curity by a mass of glossy pamph
lets from the registrar's office. In
the fall, he goes through New
Student Weiek and then the books
The freshman finds he has to
read. And he can't fast ecioug'h.
We finds he has to write. And he
can't even begin to do that. He
forgets all he ever learned about
Daily Nebraskan Letterip
in this corny society built up on
conformity and conservatism and
that's the thir.g to do.
Don't doubt ivy wcrd, dear read
er. Just take a lock around you.
The wearing apparel of the stu
dent might not be too bad to look
at but it's the idea of wearing
what everyone else is wearing
that's creepy to say the least. But
tons cn the shirts, buckles on the
pants. All these are designed to
held the student in, to keep him
or cf the hair of the liberals who,
thank God, creep in every now
Contrast these outfits with the
truck-drivers cap and the flowing
colorful scarf worn by the student
of yore and you get a good idea
cf what has happened to the,
thank you Mr. Mencken, Boobus
Amerieanus. He's turned into a so
phisticated comball with no imag
ination and few more guts. But
that's the breaks.
Here's another scar on the face
o' the modem scene. That's the
ineffectual leadership which the
Four Hundred is offering the av
erage man. America is represent
ed by Mr. Conservative himself
who scoots around the world beat
ing David Niven every time. Ike
gets wrapped up in bis scarf and
pulls his homburg into the shape
less cowboy hat which he wore
to Paris and talks about peace
and security but thinks about
Mamie and the farm and Bhe pigs.
Even Tricky Dicky Nixon is par
alyzed with the obsession that Ike
will give up the ghost before long
and consequently the younger man
ha to put on a vest and wire
rim glasses so that he may be
wise. Student and worker say,
"It's great that NATO stuck to
gether. It's great that we're going
to blew the Russians to smither
eens." But fear not, gentle citizen.
There's hope. The Fourth Estate
is still bucking for taking tours
into China and opening the secret
files of the G-men and smashing
the labor unions. One local paper
recently suggested that the U.S.
might consider a preventative war
now that we're a little ahead oi
We could go on reminiscing over
the great fetes of the USA during
the past year. We could get down
to more specific issues such as the
frizzy attitude the people have tales
en regarding integration. Bui
that's under the bridge. I hope X
haven't stirred anyone up, It'a o
upsetting to the stomach, yon
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whenever possible; that's all
they've given me. But then New
Year's Eve came around, faster
than it should have, and I had
a choice of what to do. I could
either study, watch more tv, or
go to bed. The first alternative;
was out right from the start, for
ushering the new year in by such
unorthodox activity would surely
bring bad luck in the months to
come. Television ruled itself ou
through overusage, and I wasn't
quite tired enough to hit the sack.
All the selections had been dia.
carded, and I still had nothing to
keep me off the streets. I wound
up at Tarnished Angels and then
finished the night off with a coupl
highballs. That was it. Now tell
me all about your parties.
At any rate this year is here,
and last year is gone, and I feel
more than ever like following the
tradition of laziness, bad as that
is. The beginning of the new year,
however, is the customary time to
make resolutions so I will have
to do that instead. Here are mine:
I) to get my lessons, 2) to quit
smoking pipes, 3) to quit heckling
pcliticos, 4) to void frivclity. 5
to quit talking to everyone about
my friends in New York and ask
ing everybody to pay my way
there, '6) to do some general shap
ing up. Now that looks like a
fairly modest task that anyone in
my condition oupiht to get accom
plished with any amount of ef.
fort at all.
Of course there's a catch. Mo
one keeps New Year's re?ol'.-ti',ns.
Oh well, the thought wss nic?,
and it gave me a chance to finish
my cheese sandwich.
music in high school; he forgets
of basketball. He doesn't need his
high school manual training course
or journalism Course.
He needs to know how to think
to concenbrae to apply himself.
And somehow he never learned to
do these things in shop or football
or band. Somehow he never
learned it from his English teach
er or math teacher or history
teacher either. There never
seemed to be enough time for
those courses in high school. And
honestly, they were never this dg
tough on him even in those courses
iin high school
Yes, Mr. Carter. You have a
very valid argument.
Thoughts occurring on the night
of January 5:
How unfriendly the Love Me
morial Library looks tonight. It is
a squat, menacing ogre of a build
ing whose brilliant exterior hides
chambers of mental agony more
terrible than those used ki the
Kremlin. And tomorrow it w i 1 1
swallow me for ten niece weeks.
I really did try to study while
I was heme; honest I did. Why
I worked a whole half day there
that one time. That should have
been enough. I hope. Maybe . . ,
Well, Thursday night they've got
a real good program planned for
Climax. I'll have Pd remember to
watch ... Oh darn! I've got a
paper due Friday.
I'll have to remember to run
over to Student Health about this
sprained thumb. I guess I
shouldn"t have played basketball
against those high srhocl kids. One
of 'em might have got hurt. But
after all, it was the alumni game.
This ankle is bothering me a little
'too. Better get it checked.
Six pounds! I couldn't have
gained six pounds in ten days.
That's ridiculous. The scales must
Boy, was that a Happy New
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