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The Daily Nebroskon
Friday, February 21, 19j3
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Dulles' Double-Play Striking
U.S. Out Of Winner's Circle
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Are we being beat at the big game of "sum
mit, summit, let's have a summit"?
It would seem so. Time and again the United
States has shown the world it's uncertainty in
the game of foreign relations. The present ad
ministration has tried to play it soft with the
Russians in an effort to get a summit meeting,
then hard, then soft, now it appears that the
hard line of no negotiations except through
secret diplomatic channels is our policy.
Deputy-Undersecretary of State Robert Mur
phy, the top diplomatic adviser to Secretary of
State Dulles announced our latest policy at a
meeting In Washington. He tied his comments in
with denunciations of the "double game of policy
and propaganda played by Soviet Premier Bul
ganin and Communist Party Boss Khrushchev."
Now, it is possible in the first place to question
the new "make It tough to have a summit meet
ing approach" of the Republican administration,
but when they come forth with such ridiculous
reasons as Russia's double game of policy and
propaganda all one can say is, "Ha!"
The United States itself Is playing the same
game. Examples of this are the statements for
freedom ef the press and the opposite ban on
reporters' travel to Red China; the sweet talk of
fair play for all men and nations and the op
posite failure to recognize Red China; and the
yell for close cooperation among nations but the
paradoxical isolationism caused by failure to
mora adequately support low tariff trade bills.
The trouble isnt apparently caused by Russia
playing a double game of policy and propaganda
o much as it is by the fact that they are playing
It so much better than we are. Before we begin
screaming about the unfair play of Russia let's
refrain from international elbowing ourselves.
First, let's give recognition to Red China. No
intelligent person who is in danger from an
enemy would stand up and boldly announce,
"I refuse to recogize my enemy because he is
affiliated with a bad family. As far as I am
concerned he does not exist." Yet this is nearly
the exact thing that the United States is doing
with Red China.
If we refused to recognize the Communist
regime In China because we wanted to use this
recognition as a lever to power to gain special
concessions, it certainly backfired in favor of
the Russians. They are the ones who have free
reign in roaming throughout China. We are the
one who don't have any really good idea about
what is going on inside the nation.
Furthermore, our failure to recognize Red
China in the United Nations in an effort to
avoid bigger opposition in Security Council
votes is the height of hypocrisy. The Nationalists
don't represent China they represent Chiang
Kai-shek and Formosa.
Second, give the American press the right to
go where they wish when they wish. A democracy
is supposed to be operated by and for an enlight
ened public. The American public is not enlight
ened fully when it hears only that which a gov-
ernment administra'ion feels it should. Also, the
government, by limiting the information the
public may have, is not operating for but against
the public it represents.
Third, allow more free and low tariff trade.
Foreign nations must sell if they are to buy.
Many of our tariffs make it impossible for small
foreign nations, including many of our allies,
to market their goods in the U. S.
Sen. Carl Curtis of Nebraska is among the
false thinkers fighting for higher tariffs and
more foreign trade. His ideas on this subject
are as feasible as they were on state aid for
reclamation and conservation projects. He voted
against such aid to practically every other state
in the Union and then cried Democratic dema
gogue when one Democratic senator gave him
a taste of his own medicine by blocking a meas
ure that would have given such aid to Nebraska.
This was the Mid-State power line wrangle of
These are a few of the steps that the U. S.
must take if it is to be respected by other na
tions in the world. We might give this a try
and toss away our own policy and propaganda
game. It seems juvenile to point at the opposi
tion and cry, "foul," just when you are tripping
Hosting the collection of some of the top
future-leaders of the land at the annual Debate
and Discussion Conference has long been a
privilege of the University.
These students from the great colleges in the
Middle West have been branded the bright stars
in America's future. They blush when they
hear such adulation, but it's offered in all
Prominent persons in business and govern
ment have declared their confidence in the
future of the country after having heard a
single debate between two college teams.
"That students would have such enthusiasm
for the vital issues of our day and be willing
to spend themselves delivering their convictions
before a tiny audience convinces me we will
remain a great nation," one national figure
It might behoove some of the devil-may-care
collegians who look with amazement on the file
boxes and thick-rimmed glasses to listen to one
of the debates, to hear what the top collegiate
speakers in the U.S.A. have to say about the
labor problems our country is faced with.
The University's tournament has long been
considered one of the best in the land. To
Donald Olson, director of debate for the Uni
versity, should go a well-deserved "thanks"
from the University community. For here in
two days are students from 44 other campuses
who will be looking at how Nebraska University
operates, how our hospitality extends to each
and every one.
To the debaters, a hearty welcome.
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Brief cases have to be brief to be accepted.
Just watch the folks who carry them. They're
either very studious, very old or very eccentric.
From what Dame Edith Sitwell (one of the
greatest of them all) says about eccentrics in
her new book on the subject,
wt find out that they're not
such bad people after all.
But as for being studious?
That soems to be a major
crime around here. Watch
the swarm of debaters who
are here for the University
tourney and you'll see what
I mean. Automatically you
connect the debater with the
briefcase, vice-versa and
both with very intellectual
Actually, the briefcase was invented to be a
convenience to the modern many. Because a
debater carries to much Junk In his quote
cards, pamphlets stolen from libraries, matches
picked up in nightclubs from Denver to Chicago,
''and soap from every motel from Vermillion,
S.D., to Emporia, Kansas, he has to have a
The tanning trade believes that the man who
ports around all these essentials should be well
.. So the debater puts on his best suit, a flashy
tut conservative tie and a rather pompous look
and has to have some scrubbed horse's hide to
..go along with him. That's where the brief case
Brief cases come in various sizes and shapes,
Just like the debaters who carry them. There
are the short, squat kind which seem to bulge
at the bottom and appear to be beat-up at the
top. There are the slim-trim briefcases which
carry flat papers, nothing more. No room for
cards, shoes or anything else. There are the
Veteran-style briefcases which look much like
the haversacks carried in the Spanish American
Today and tomorrow students at the Univer
sity will have a remarkably great opportunity
to observe the debater and his shadow, the
brief-case. Oh. Don't make any disparaging
comments or the brief case might come down
hard on your skull.
It might be appropriate to mention that with
the demise of Robert Ireland, News Editor of
the Rag, we are losing an able assistant, a
journalist of no mean merit and an AU-Ameri-can
Ireland has subordinated his own feelings and
his own antagonisms to the will of the admin
istration, as any student must.
Due process, criticism, and other could be
forms of dissension between the administration
and the students can be turned Into positive
approaches which will make better the rela
tionships so important to the success of the
A case which many students and many faculty
people can know and understand may hurt the
individuals involved for a time. But from it
(and here I'm referring to the probation of
Ireland) can come the steps toward a more
positive codification of the University's regula
tions. It does little good to harp on the administra
tion if no positive suggestions toward improve
ment are made. And so I have suggested such
things as 1) a discovery of the student attitude
toward the effect of probation, 2) determining
necessity of such action in light of other meas
ures in the hands of the law, 3) the desirability
of taking away all an individual's positive
achievements for one negative action.
These points are all worth a little consideration.
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A Few Words Of A Kind
The new continuing Education
Center proposed for the Univer
sity is another exarrple of the Uni
versity's "show case" develop
The new building will be a beau
tiful place to show visitors and
to impress legislators'. But is it
what the University needs?
A year and a half ago, on Nov.
13, 1956, the Chancellor wailed,
"We face a pending loss of many
faculty members because salaries
are being driven higher and high
er .. . fierce competition for the
services of medical doctors and
technicians . . . have placed the
University hospital in a grave sit
uation." The chancellor remarked con
cerning his requested biennial bud
get of $29,150,125, "This budget
meets only the most pressing needs
of the University."
The legislature granted the Uni
versity two million dollars less than
the chancellor asked. Now, one
would think that since the money
allotted was not sufficient to meet
"the most pressing needs of the
University," that some effort to
save money would be made. What
The University has now as
sumed the responsibility for rais
ing a million and a half dollars to
pay for hotel accomodations, 4-H
Club halls and new auditioriums.
What happened to the profes
sors salaries and the medical col
lege needs? They have gone flying
out the window to make room for
shiny new buildings and beautiful
Let's think a minute about the
real purpose of the University. The
object of any institution of higher
learning is to criticize and evalu
ate the values of the society in
which it exists. To do so it must
train its students to think critical
ly and the only way it can do this
is to provide its students with
the best possible instruction and
A school, as somebody once said,
is a log with a teacher on one
end and a student on the other.
No matter how many new build
ing and-or wings, no matter how
many continuation centers a i e
acquired, unless the University ful
fills its job-critical evaluation of
society's value, they are of no
The University of Nebraska has
lost its birthright. The University
now puts appearance before value,
technique before knowledge, prac
ticality before experience. Instead
of a torch which leads the state, It
has become a mirror reflecting it;
instead of molding public opinion
it is molded by it.
The Center, as I said before,
will be a lovely thing to look at.
Along with the rest of the 'new
buildings, the University can point
at it and say to the taxpayers,
"Look, see the progress we are
But the real progress that needs
to be made is nothing that any
one can look at, nothing that will
stand as a visible sign of Uni
versity progress. That thing which
needs to be done is the critical
re-evaluation of the University's
educational standards, the rework
ing of the curriculum, the inspec
tion of teaching standards and
techniques. Not the outer shell of
the University buildings but the
workings within those buildings is
the place where funds need to be
There are days
College Students Don't See
Any Russian War Threats
American college students seem
decidedly optimistic on the ques
tion of whether there's any danger
of a war with Russia in the near
future. Over three-fourths of the
people interviewed by Associated
Collegiate Press National Poll of
Student Opinion felt there was no
danger right now.
To obtain this information, ACP
asked the following question of a
cross-secticn of students in Amer
ican colleges and universities:
"Do You Feel There Is Any
Immediate Danger That Russia
Will Start A War With the Free
There was more optimism
among the men interviewed than
among the coeds. Over eighty
per-cent of the men felt there
was no immediate danger, as op
posed to seventy-three percent of
the coeds. Similarly, only twelve
percent of the men thought a
danger present, while sixteen per
cent of the coeds thought so. But
there was also more indecision
among the coeds.
A complete breakdown of reeultt yield!
the follow mi informaUonr
Men WemcB Total
Tel. feel there !
Immediate danier .. lt M U
No, feel there U no
immediate danier .. K 11 11
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At Bradley University, (Peoria,
111.) a sophomore advanced his
opinion that there was no imme
diate danger since "I don't be
lieve Russia wants to start a war
any more than we, because of the
destruction it would cause." A
Chatham College (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
freshman coed shares this same
view. She also feels that Russia
is not likely to start a war in the
near future because of the pos
sible "resulting world-wide de
struction." A slightly different view is ad
vanced by a Wayne State Univer
sity (Detroit, Mich.) sophomore.
He supports his feeling that there
To the Editor:
Doc Rodgers (Tidings, Feb. 19)
states that the Republicans art
supporters of the rank-and-file un
ion members. May I ask him why
the presidents of the automobile
industry refused outright a propos
al by Walter Reuther of a profit
sharing plan that would benefit the
I agree completely with Doc
when he says that labor is Ameri
can. Wou'd somebody please tell
the Republicans, even the one who
lives in Georgia, that there are
4.5 million rank-and-file in unem
Doc, I do believe you are wor
ried about the coming elections. Is
it possible that the Democrats are
going to crawl out of their shell?
is no immediate danger of a war
by saying, "They (the Russians)
proved already they aren't stupid.
They can advance . their doctrine
better with cold-war tactics," and
a senior at Juniata College (Hunt
ingdon, Pa.) commented on his
"no" answer. "Because we would
be able to retaliate quickly enough
to possibly cause the destruction
of the world, and Russia realizes
this." This notion of Russia's fear
of U.S. retaliation was advanced
by a number of others answering
Don't you want to be a philoso
pher? I do.
This isn't a sudden decision or
change in ideas or goals or mo
tives. It has
been gradual f5
and SDasmod- T. &i
ups and downs
of my decision
with the diffi
and the U.S.
have in agree
ing to a sum
when I don't know what is going to
But I'm sure of myself now. I
not only want to be a philosopher,
I also want to be a rhyming, home
folk type of philosopher the kind
who loves simple things and lives
in his parked Cadillac by the side
of the road.
Already I'm putting by bits of
helpful hints for living into my cho
sen form. One of my first is:
"There is no rhyme or reason for
all your snide derision."
Just think, if this is printed in
side of every book match cover in
the world I will help to remind
people everytime they strike a
match that somethings are better
when left unsaid. There is also,
but only incidentally, a chance that
I might get rich on commissions.
' Philosophers, however, don't worry
about these things.
Of course, I will also want to get
across my ideas about sense per
ceptions and how it is possible for
people to confuse things and issues
by, so to speak, "seeing through
a glass darkly." I have written a
little rhyme called "Mysticism" to
illustrate my idea.
It goes: "Once there was a little
dog who got lost In California's fog,
and what he thought must be a
tree, turned out rather to be me."
Then I could toss in little anec
dotes about my life to point out
why and how I came to believe
this way or that.
I do not belteve, for example, In
watching fights anymore, not even
wrestling or boxing matches on
television. There is a good reason
for my feeling this way.
You recall how in grade school,
junior high school and maybe high
school that whenever two guys got
into a fight a group of fellow stu
dents would gather and yell, "Go
on hit him. Dont let him bluff
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you. What's the matter you afraid?
Go on, he's yellow."
Well, I used to be one of the
folks who did a lot of yelling. That
is until one day in junior high
school I emerged from one end of
the school building and spied this
large crowd at the other end of
the school building obviously
watching a battle for blood.
"A fight, a fight," I screamed,
running happily to see some poor
fish get himself trounced. The only
trouble was that when I got there
I found out that there was only
one fighter namely, a person
waiting for me because I had al
legedly done him an injustice.
My blood was spilled that after
noon. Since then I have never run
about yelling, "Look, a fight, a
fight." Somehow I think it's wrong.
These are the things that philos
ophers are made of.
Now, to be a philosopher there
are certain basic requirements.
First, I have to buy a tweed coat,
a pair of leather slippers, a dozen
imported pipes, a pair of Steve
Schultz glasses and numerous
leather bound books. Also, I will
need to become a member of the
Classics Book Club.
And finally, I will have to study
Greek and Latin. This is neces
sary to enable me to coin new
words for my ideas. After careful
study I have decided that this is
necessary to make people think
that I have a great and revelating
message for the world.
If people don't understand me I
will naturally attract a band of
bright young followers who will
start to explain my Ideas. This
will be helpful to me because I
will bask in glory at the thought
of being Important enough to ex
plain, and also I might discover
what the devil I've been talking
about all my life.
A philosopher's life Is the only
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