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The Daily Nebrcskan
Wednesday, April 16, 1953
Editorial Comment
Let's Put NSA
On Spring Ballot
The United States National Student
Association stands for progress in stu
dent government.
The NSA has never been accepted on
the campus of our University either be
cause the student council has feared the
powers which it allegedly exercises or
the administration looked with displeas
ure on the powers the organization exerts
In other colleges over student govern
ment. This is not to say that student govern
ment at Nebraska is totally ineffective.
This is not to say that the NSA is the
prime mover for progress.
But this Is to say that membership In
the NSA would give the University and
the student government an opportunity
to observe progressive student govern
ments, benefit from their intelligent
moves and profit from their mistakes.
Too, membership in the NSA gives a
gtudent government a chance to have
the backing of students all over the land
in problem areas which a student coun
cil often has to buck.
The NSA has taken definite stands on
such issues as freedom of the college
press, segregation in our universities and
positive legislation favoring self-government
by students.
And yet the University has never ac
cepted or rejected membership in this
national organization.
"They're pinkos," one administrator
Is reported to have said when an NSA
official approached the University with
the idea that we might benefit from the
membership. However, an Investigation
by the Department of Justice has exon
erated the NSA from all of these wild
That the NSA is liberal is without
doubt. But if free thinking and free action
can be labeled subversive then we have
our sense of values upturned.
What with student council elections
coming up, a liberal might well ask of
the applicants for the council posts,
"How do you stand on membership in
the NSA?"
Chances are that they will answer,
"The what?"
Yes, the Student Council time and
again has tabled any action with refer
ence to membership in that organization
and it has done it almost behind the back
of the students themselves.
A pretty thorough investigation has
been made of the NSA by a council
committee. A report of that investigation
is in the files of the student council and
despite the' fact that the report was
made last year the council has pulled
its traditional big stall on this import
ant matter.
This year the council has attempted to
squelch campaigning as much as possi
ble. Candidates for delegates' positions
have trembled at the thought of express
ing themselves openly. Inveterate rules
have hampered the progress of student
government with respect to just about
everything (with the exception, of course,
of the tribunal.)
It is our guess students are awake to
the fact that playing the game of politics
is the finest training they can get for
the future, for playing their part in our
national and local affairs after college.
So there has been an interest in such
organizations as the Young Republicans.
And a move is afoot to organize a Young
Democrats group on the campus. What
more evidence that students are in need
of political ties, of practice in the vital
contest on the battlefield of ideas?
But the training ground for that battle
facing every citizen, should be right on
the college level. Students, obviously,
aren't very interested in getting active
on the campus political level because it
is worthless.
Membership in the National Student
Association would vitalize the campus.
We think that there are enough intelli
gent people on the campus to know what
the NSA has to offer and to choose wisely
whether it should become an active part
of our student government.
And so the Daily Nebraskan proposes
that the question, "Should the Univer
sity's Student Council affiliate with the
NSA?" be placed on the spring ballot.
From the Editor
private opinion
. . dick shugrue
Its - 4
If you are numbered among the thou
sands who have grown sick under the
strain of the mediocre music mashed
into your head by juke boxes and top
tune radio programs, take heart.
For Herbert Burton, formerly of the
KLMS Classical Hours has applied for
an r .JVi. radio station n-
cense in Lincoln and all'
inrtirntinns are tnat met -
FCC will approve the ap
plication by the end of
the month.
Burton says that the
station, which will oper
ate for 59 hours a weeks
at first, will provide!;
ning. Shugrue
He Indicated that the entertainment
value of the classics, as well as the will
ingness of the people who listen to such
programs make exclusive programming
on an F.M. band profitable to the oper
ator of such a station.
"In New York City, for example,
WQXR, the radio station of the New
York Times produces programs consist
ing of the classics and progressive jazz
and that station has a vast listening
audience," Burton explained.
And here in Lincoln, he noted, there
are at present about 8,000 F. M. stations
and no F M. programming anywhere in
the state. "This seems to indicate that
people are willing to pay the extra money
involved in the hopes that Lincoln might
have exclusive F. M. programming at
some time.
Combination A.M.-F.M. stations have
failed in the area, he stated, because
many listeners find it hard enough lis
tening to the current trends in music in
both A.M. and F.M.
There Is a real market for an F.M. sta
tion and I'm willing to begin program
ming in an attempt to satisfy the thou
sands of people who are looking for
quality broadcasts, people who appre
ciate the classics and the jazz which are
true areas of culture."
Burton indicated that young people
have not been given a choice between
the good and bad in music and have
consequently succumbed to the poor
quality programs now available on the
radio. "And I think if youngsters are
exposed to the classics they can quickly
learn to appreciate them, to favor them
over the tunes they now hear each day,"
he added.
Burton's station, which would operate
between the hours of 5 p.m, and mid
night, could also be of service to the
University, though not connected in any
way with the school.
"Quality news analyses by intelligent
persons from NU could become a regu
lar feature of our station, Burton said.
In addition, an F.M. station could plug
the cultural activities which have grown
in favor in Lincoln land.
Burton's venture into F.M. radio for
Lincoln could be called daring, since it
is an innovation in our area. And yet it
seems to be based on the sound princi
ple that what listeners want they should
be given. The average-and-above radio
listeners, now subjected to the rocks and
rolls and the throbs of popular ballads
could be listening to the wonderful folk
songs of other lands, which have added
significantly to our own American cul
ture. Jazz, in its experimental and pro
gressive form could be made available to
every listener on a fidelity never before
experienced in this city.
The faith of Burton in the project, plus
the confidence his supporters have in the
need and the salability of the classics and
the semi-classics are laying the founda
tion for a renaissance in radio in this
"I'm sure that the enjoyment people
have experienced from the Classical
Hours will make the new station a suc
cess," Burton noted. And, no doubt, the
insatiable thirst of thousands of us have
for fine programming and the aversion
we feel toward the current trend in
music will lead to the success of the
F.M. station.
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Or to Take Trouble Against a Sea of Anas
A Few Words Of A Kind
by e. e. hines
When a classical movie
comes to town every literary
fellow, especially when he is
inspired to revel in the arts
by his all-knowing English in
structor, trots m
otf to tne tne-
atre to give
the show . a
once over
Henry V is
the current
bit of classi
cism being
displayed not
t n n rlietanf
from the land e.e.
of student parking permits
and pending down slips. So
I, being one of these literary
fellows who is qualified to
pass judgment on all the lit
erature of the last 500 years
by virtue of having read Mer
chant of Venice in the 10th
grade and memorized Ham
let's major soliloquy in t h e
7th grade, headed for the mov
ie house and a few hours with
Will Shakespeare a la Laur
ence Olivier.
Not being terribly well
schooled in this particular
play, I sat back and patiently
waited for the story to un
fold. The performance was
magnificent. For some reason
Henry decides that it's better
to be king of a couple of coun
tries instead of one and sails
off to France tp take over
what is rightly his namely
all of France.
The reason that it is right
ly his is because he was very
friendly with his mother and
his mother was pretty friendly
with someone to whom France
belonged and so somehow that
country was his. You under
stand, of course.
Well, he gets his soldiers
there on the French beach
and says, "Once more unto
the breach dear friends, once
more; Or close the wall up
with our English dead." For
some reason this gets h i 6
troops so excited that they
win everything in sight.
The next thing you know
there is this cute little French
gal walking in her garden
learning English. "Finger,
hand, arm, eeelbow," she
says. In fact, she says this
3 or 4 times until she finally
gets tired of the garden and
leaves without ever once say-
ing "elbow" the way it should
be said.
About this time, the French
advance on the English and
start a battle to end all bat
tles and the English at the
same time. The French mis
calculate and end up losing
about 20 men to 1. We don't
see King Henry doing much
more than making sad or in
spiring speeches until he gets
mad and trots off to one of
the French leaders whom he
sends reeling to the good
French earth.
Then we see King Henry in
the palace and there is that
girl who was in the garden.
She still can't speak good Eng
lish. And why she ever wast
ed her time learning how not
to say "elbow" is beyond me
because when Henry, or Har
ry as they sometimes call
him, starts talking to her it's
not about elbows. There even
comes a time when he doesn't
bother to talk at all, but kisses
her instead.
He shouldn't have done that.
She runs away. He catches
her and kisses her again. The
next thing you know the whole
French court is around them
and they're getting married.
And so the story ends with
you smugly understanding the
moral of it all, which is quite
plainly: "When in France, do
as the French men do."
Fashion As I See It
By Wendy
Side slits with a fash
ionable tab closing are
the highlights of this
popular shirt n' chemise
dress. Robin egg blue
and biege are the colors
of this campus favorite.
A patch front pocket
gives the added sporty
Gold's has this dress for
you In sizes 7-15 for
only 14.95.
For your sampus favor
ites visit Gold's second
floor Campus Shop
14 J P:
No Man Is An Island
This is another in a series of articles written by leaders
of the student religous organizations at this University. Bob
Gordon, Wesley Foundation Director at Ag Campus, is author
of today's article.
Are you able to see me
practicality of the plain,
simple things in life or has
education made you to desire
only the costlier things of
modern living?
Has your education made
yon just another Snob in this
world, or can yon value hu
man nature on its merits with
out thought of the accidents
of birth and good "luck"?
Does the sunset have no
meaning for you just because
you can see no dollar signs
in it? Is this the dollar sign
the highest value in your
life? Or can you see some
thing bigger, much bigger?
Are you denying the ex
istence of the past and all that
it means, including Religion?
Or have yon declared the
reality of God and the mean
ing and value of this reality
to your life?
What are you and whert
are you going? Have you be
come just another part of
big machine or are you be
coming a machinist who cai
adequately run the machim
your life with God' helpl
May God help you pass thii
examination of your life!
This semester is not over
yet, but those final exams are
not too far away to begin
thinking about them. With this
thought in mind I have pre
pared some questions which I
think need to be considered,
if not answered.
What have you discovered
at the University this semes
ter? Have you found it to
be a country club where many
hours of leisure have been
spent? Or have you found it
to be a place where your in
telligence has b e en chal
lenged, new friends produced
and an incentive discovered
for your life?
Have you really discovered
anything new about life (your
life) its meaning, power, its
value or have you been here
just for the ride?
Have you discovered your
cause and are you ready to
champion it? Or are you just
going to take a seat in the
bleachers and be content?
Have you received enough
education this semester to no
longer be content with the way
things are "back home" or do
you still long for those days?
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have been so interesting, so piquant, so je m mm qwoi, thai X
feel I must share tbein with all of yotv Tba ktftflrs srid-egy
replies ioiiosn
Maybe yon can help me. I m op o-oc$te&tS&ikymn
ago. On my very first day I got into a bridge game in tfaa
student nnion, I am still in the same bridge game. Inavo-netrev
gone to class, cracked a book, or paid any tuition. Al I da
is play bridge.
To explain my bng abrmrae and keep the money tMrorng
from home, I told a harmless little lie. I said I was in medical
school. This made Dad (my father) terribly prosd. It also
enabled me to keep playing bridge. We were both very happy.
But all good thingB must come to an end. Mine ended when
I came home for Christmas vacation. I arrived to find that
Sister (my sister) was in the hospital with an ingrown spleen.
Dr. Norbert Sigafooa, the eminent ingrown spleen surgeon, ws
scheduled to operate, but unfortunately he was run over by
a hot-food cart on the way to the scrubbing room.
"Oh, never mind," chuckled Dad (my father). "Harlow (me)
will fix Sinter (my sister)."
Well sir, what could I do? If I told the truth I would make a
laughingstock out of Dad (my father) who had been bragging
about me all over town. Also I would got yanked out of school
which would be a dirty shame just when I am beginning to
understand the weak club bid.
There was nothing for it but to brazen it out. I got Bister
(my sister) apart all right, but I must confess myself completely
at a loss as to how to put her back together again. Can you
suggest anything? They're getting pretty surly around hen.
Harlow Froteia
Dear Harlow:
Indeed I do have the solution for you the
solution that has never failed me when things
clone in: Light up a Marlboro 1 Knots untie as
you pun that fine, rich tobacco. Shade becomes
light as that grand flavor comes freely and friend
lily through that splendid filter. Who can stay
glum when Marlboro gives you such a lot to Like?
Not I. Not you. Not nobody.
Just off the campus where I go to school there is a lab
called Lake Widgiwagan. Thirty years ago when my father waa
an undergraduate here he went fishing one day in Lake Widgi
wagan and dropped his Duke pin in the water. He dived for
days but never found it.
Just yesterday thirty years later, mark youl I went fish
ing in Widgiwagan. I caught a four-pound bass. I took the
fish home, cut it open, and what do you think I found inside?
You guessed itl Two tickets to the Dempsey-Firpo fight
Willis Wayde
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