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The Doilv Nebraskan
Tuesday, Mov 6, 1953
epends on You
Got $20,000 to spare?
If so, you might consider giving it to
the University for the construction of the
Kellogg Center for Continuing Education.
The center, which will be partly finan
ced by the Kellogg Foundation, will be
' located on the campus of the College of
Agriculture, if the people of Nebraska dig
deep enough and often enough to meet
the million-dollar-plus figure which the
University must raise as its part of the
The Kellogg Center, far from being a
frill added to a campus which has every
thing else, will be a vital center for the
continuation of education for the people
of the Great Plains who wish to use the
facilities, the men, the talent available
at the University for increasing their
storehouse of knowledge.
Certainly the prestige of the Univer
sity will be enhanced by the presence of
magnificent center dedicated to stretch
ing the arm of the school Into the heart
of the Middle West and drawing Into the
University eager young minds, wisened
id spirits and vital ideas.
A Kellogg Center has for Us purpose
the furthering of education on as many
levels as possible.
Seminars could be held there for col
lege faculty members from all over the
area. Courses could be offered there for
high school students who in addition to
obtaining some of the information the
University has to offer could receive a
taste of college life, a taste of Cornhusker
The University was selected as the
sight for the center only after the most
serious of consideration by a specialized
committee of learned men who were
searching for a spot for the center which
could be the heart of a great educational
The University is just such a place.
. Now the plea has gone out to the peo
ple of Nebraska to spend wisely for the
future and freely contribute to the Kel
logg Center. ,
Every penny counts, surely. Every
University student, then, has an oppor
tunity to add his two cents worth to a
Starkweather In Court
The trial of Charles Starkweather has
We hope a jury will be empaneled
which will look at the case of this young
man carefully, in the light of modern
science and in the light of centuries of
justice and mercy.
The Daily Nebraskan objected from
the very beginning to the prejudgment
of the Lincoln youth by the "big time"
newspapers. Sensationalism didn't creep
It ran into the front pages of every paper
printed In the area which had an Interest
in the Starkweather case.
Charles Starkweather was called a
hoodlum, a murderer, a mad dog, heart
less killer. Sensationalism in the press
may have hampered the cause of jus
tice, since three psychiatrists refused to
test the boy and everyone in Lincoln
had developed an opinion on the case
long before it was placed on the court
At this point we can only point to the
long traditions of justice fostered by the
Hebrews, the Romans, the Empire and
Britain which have been incorporated
into the American way of life.
Those codes, when digested by any
average thinker, will mean merely that
every man is entitled to his day in court.
And every man is entitled to the due
process which the courts can afford
to hand him.
We are sure, in our own young way,
that our big brothers in the journalistic
world have done a grave disservice to
the ends of justice for the sake of selling
newspapers. We are not in a position to
depend upon subscriptions for our liveli
hood, so we hesitate to judge.
But we do not hesitate to pray that
Charles Starkweather will receive every
measure of justice available through our
court system. And we pray that that
justice will be tempered by mercy.
From the Editor
Marianne Moore said, in effect, "I
And I say in effect, "I hate school."
But, like Miss Moore, I guess I'll have
to qualify my statement. School for
school's sake is for the birds. It's a
chore, it's dull, it's phony. Yet when
you get interested in school for the sake
of learning or for the sake of making
something more than contacts out of it,
then, I suspect, school becomes a great
experience, tempered with the thrills
which come from some personal re
search and the satisfaction which comes
School for the sake of erudition is as
unrewarding as a Tuesday afternoon.
Informed sources say they dislike school
and school teachers who have little un
derstanding of human nature or of
human clockwork. Perhaps that is be
cause humans don't function as clocks,
although they may sometimes get
wound up, may often wake you from
your dreams or may be as methodical,
dull, as ticking.
But, buck up your spirits, or whatever
you do with them, school is just about
over for the year.
The transplanting of a beautiful blue
spruce from the front lawn of Dr. James
Sellers of the history department to the
site in front of the new administration
building might have some symbolic sig
nificance. I for one look on it as the permanent
emplacement of a vitality, of the hearti
ness of the state in a spot which is look
ing for strength continually to carry out
the huge task entrusted to it.
The spruce, which has obviously sur
vived some hard years in Nebraska, has
been put on a spot which has been the
target of cynics, saps and malcontents.
As it grows, I hope it will take deep
root In the soil, pushing aside preju
dices, ill-will and so forth.
I hope that the Admistration of the
University grows with the blue spruce,
too. Each year, as the majestic looking
tree sprouts higher and higher, I am
sure the administration will take heart
and regain spirit dampened by pres-
. . . dick shugrue
sures from all around the University.
And a special thanks to both Dr. Sell
ers and the kind soul who made it
possible to place the tree on the Uni
News item. "All campus organizations
must follow Roberts' Rules of Order."
(Student Council judiciary regarding the
approval of campus constitutions.)
Et tu, Brute? Or, literally translated,
do people in glass houses actually throw
Item: General Robert says (Article
XI, Section 66)," ... it is customary to
nominate one or more candidiates. This
nomination is not necessary when the
election Is by ballot or roll call, as each
member may vote for any eligible per
son whether nominated or not."
It would seem, then, that a ruling by
a poll-watcher that a person couldn't
vote for a person on the ballot without
invalidating the ballot, was out of order
and thus the election held by the Stu
dent Council yesterday is out of order!
You see, Robert says that constitu
tions and by-laws of organizations are
pyramided. That is, one must take prec
edence, like in the court, to a superior
constitution. Therefore, if the constitu
tion of the United States allows for
write-in ballots, then the constitution of
the council must allow for them, too.
And it would be my guess that those
electors who by some whim or fate
voted for a candidate whose name was
not on the ballot or who could have un
less told not to by a officer of the polls,
were deliberately misguided.
The only question which should, ac
cording to the Robert's Rules of Order
which I read, be considered is the eligi
bility of the candidate.
It will be interesting to se3 how the
council gets around this one.
Unless, of course, it forgets Article
VIII, Section 46, which says that the pre
siding officer must announce all the
votes cast in all elections.
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Editorial Editor Ernest Htnes
Manarlnf Editor Mark Londstron
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'Man, This Is Certainly A Good Joke On
By Meltyn Eikleberry
"Mommy," squeals my lit
tle sister, "there's a fly on
the lettuce." We stopped eat
. ry, Hon,"
Mom replied, p
"he won't eat r
me, I want
Day. I actually watched the
pushball games in preference
to the football game going on
at that time just a few yards
away. The reason? Football
is just too tame.
Pushball offers wrestling,
fisticuffs, shirt-tearing, contin
uous action, and some unpre
meditated extras. The push
ball was finally deflated while
in play, but what a beating
it took before that happened!
I can't recall seeing a football
deflated while in play.
Tug-of-war also has a fine
feature, over football, with
the mud bath for losers. Of
course I've seen some foot
ball games where winners and
losers alike played their game
in mud baths, but I think a
mud bath for the losing foot
ball squad should be guaran
teed. Yes, I like Spring Day; the
strenuous intellectual life I
lead demands some light
headed fun, for resting my
brain, of course. I have al
ready read a book this year.
I really do like Spring Day,
but it will never be a com
plete substitute for panty
I want to give my sheerest
thanks to the linotype oper
ator, the proof reader, our
perfect editor, and all the oth
er wonaerf ul people who made
it possible for my last col
umn to appear without glaring
typographical errors! Nuff
"We, the ruling class, are
all intellectuals, dedicated to
the proposition that all men
are created unfree and un
equal. Never again shall we
permit the Might of democ
racy, which has made politi
cians out of statesmen, which
has blundered into three great
world wars, and which has
fostered a mass-culture and
mass-philosophy of the worst
from the Constitution of
No Man Is An Island
This is another in a series of articles written by directors
of University religious organizations. The Rev. Rex Knowles
of the Presbyterian-Congregational Student House is author
of today's article.
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This is the era of walls. W?
are a wall building people.
Class walls, religious walls,
racial walls, national walls
they tower above us, looking
ble, so sub
stantial. From the
point of view
of God they
are no more
If we would
look at them
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with the eyes Knowles
would see them to be made
up of the paste of pride, the
shoddy of self-interest, the
mud and sand of ignorance.
The Class Wall falls as we
read the life of Abraham Lin
colnson of poor white trash.
A rusty nail will poison blue
blood as soon as it will poison
red. And a rusty soul will too.
The Religious Wall crum
bles as we read in our Bibles
of One God. I am a protestant
minister, but I gain wisdom
daily from the wisdom of
Jewish prophets, and inspira
tion from the lives of Catholic
The National Wall cracks
when we realize that our love
for our country does not
judge another's love for his.
Rather, it interprets it. Be
cause we love America, we
know now how Japanese feel
about Japan and Egyptians
about Egypt, instead of our
patriotism being a wall, it be
comes a clear light illumin
ing the secret heart of others.
The Racial Wall cracks as
we view it with Booker T.
Washington, George Washing
ton Carver, T 0 y a h 1 k a
Kagawa, Mahatma Ghandi,
yes and Jesus Christ. How
infinitely pathetic seem our
claims of racial superiority,
how false and insubstantial
seems the barrier!
Robert Frost has written,
"Something there is that
doesn't love a wall, that
wants it down." He's right
and that something is the in
finite love of God.
The walls of Jericho fell
when all the people with one
voice shouted. That's what it
will take today the united
voice of all people.
Why are you being so
My Weal Or Woe
by dick basoco
fas, - a
I guess I'm pretty open
minded. If I weren't, I'd still
be mumbling under my breath
about the eon of time that
elapsed between the first
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It was get
ting so bad
that the spec
stuck it 0 u t
ly hoping that '
ey was right!
she said thf . Basoco
group had "apparently" been
filled. And if not earth shak
ing, the groans that followed
each "But no, another chair
is being set up" were cer
I must admit that I was one
of the loudest groaners as I
watched the minutes tick by.
I was really beginning to
wonder if maybe I shouldn't
have brought provisions for an
But, as I said, I'm pretty
broad minded about the whole
thing, and I called one of the
old has beens to see what the
other side of the story might
And now I'm on their side.
Before I'm called wishy
washy or accused of being
shamefully coerced, I ought
to explain something that I
came to understand after this
chat I had with this used to
be wearer of the black mask.
In the first place, it seems
that there was a genuine has
sle involved in trying to lo
cate one's successor in the
Coliseum. This is understand
able. Everyone was wandering
around a lot more than they
normally would have on the
hallowed greens near Archi
tectural Hall. ("Over there.
Somebody point," as that il
lustrious and, by his own ad
mission, "doubtful improve-
Tidings . .
Politicians are as good as
you are, for the way you
vote creates politicians.
Only 10 per cent of the el
igible Nebraskans will vote in
the rapidly approaching pre
mary election. True, there is
no hot contest in the primary
Jcal " v " ,,,ri.r 1 i t
Yet, it would ?J?.
seem that C V-?
the people of .
this state I Tl
would take XV
111 u t c yi iuc f 1
in their state! 1
take the f e w DOC
minutes to register where reg
istration is required and vote.
If you have overlooked reg
istering so far it is probably
too late for the primary, but
it is not for the general elec
tion. Register and vote. Make
arrangements for absentee
voting if this is necessary in
Inform yourself on the can
didates' qualifications and
The May 9 issue of U. ,S.
News and World Report
brings hope to American
youth of draft age. With the
liability age ending at 26, in
the month of May, as in pre
vious months, thousands of
draft-age youths were passed
by as they were 'waiting out"
the draft for years.
The draft law itself expires
in 14 months, and there is
the added possibility that, if
renewed (as it has been for
four times), less starch will
be put in the new legislation.
However, the threat of being
drafted eventually, usually af
er graduation from college, re
mains for mot healthy single
youths. But a growing num
ber of young men are mov
ing past the age when draft
liability expires without be-
ment" emcee said.)
But the second is the im-
fortant reason for the delay,
know that nreviously I've
held the view that Ivy Day
was for the spectator. And I
think that Ivy Day is and
ought to be for the spectator
until it comes to the tap
ping and tackling.
When that starts, the gen
eral public is not the imj -or-tant
thing, and, I think under
standably so. From there on
in Ivy Day is strictly a per
sonal thing. It's between the
tapper and the tapped, the
tackier and the tackled. It's
a once in a life time deal,
and, whether I'm peraonal'r
impressed or not by the group
itself, I've got to admit that
that experience ought to be
as impressive and as mean
ingful and as "thrilling" as
possible for the individual in
volved. The Mortar Boards appar
ently feel that all the seem
ingly childish delay, wander
ing around, setting up of
chairs after "apparently"
having selected their group,
etc. adds to the magnitude of
the hour. Humans, being what
they are, have that feeling for
the overly dramatic, and the
"Masked Marvels" are prob
ably very right in their in
terpretation of what will make
the occasion significant for
Since the delay factor is ev
idently important in creating
this significance, I will not,
and the general public should
not, begrudge them a few mo
ments to have the proper at
mosphere at hand for the in
dividual who is going to be
Every thing considered
rain, and so on the Ivy Day
committee deserves a pat oil
the back for a pretty fine Ivy
Day. And it was still unat
tended by most. Unforunately.
By Doc Rodgert
In short, draft calls, declin
ing as volunteering slses, are
less and less of a threat to
the average youth.
Democrats in Washington
have started the rumor that
the president plans to resign
before his term expires in
1960 to let vice president Nix
on enjoy the advantage of be
ing President in getting re
elected. Though proven false, this
rumor is just one example of
the many which re circulated
in our nation's capital. They
are a very effective form of
propaganda. Ridicule and ru
mors litsraly travel on wings.
Take Herblock for instance.
Most people chuckle to see
the humorous portrayal of the
passing before' their eyes day
by day. And, because it is
cleverly presented the a.'
toons are good few recog
nize the instrument for what
it is. That being, a cleaverly
camouflaged tool of a Demo
crat inspired political car
toonist. There are propagandists on
each side of the fence and the
alert, intelligent citizen should
recognize them for what they
There is a columnist named
Westbrook Pegler who for a
long time wrote only of h i 1
hatred of te Roosevelt admin
istration. He was embittered.
Then, gradually newspapers
throughout the nation began
to drop his column for people
began to recognize his aims.
As a reader, you cannot
avoid this type of propagan
da. But you can recognize it.
Come to realize that the writ
ten word is not the gospel
truth. There are two sides to
every issue. Weigh them.
Neither is entirely white or
entirely black, entirely right
or entirely wrong.
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