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The Daily Nebrcskan
Tuesday, May 13, 1953
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While the Young Republicans were
busy this past week end preparing for
their mock primary at the University,
another, bunch of maturing politicians
were meeting in the Lincoln. This group
was the Nebraska Young Democrats, an
organization that has received added
life this year with the national Demo
cratic party's emphasis of Young
The adopting of idealistic resolutions
Is a comparatively easy task to perform
when a harmonious minded group of
young party members get together. It
is possible, however, to determine to a
degree which political direction they
are towar by the type of idealism they
support, ice Young Democrats of Ne
braska went on record for progressive
and liberal legislation.
Juit how liberal and progressive?
Well, they supported the Nebraska Tax
Equity Council's proposal for a vote in
the November election on a constitu
tional amendment outlawing the prop
erty tax as a revenue source for the
state's general fund, and providing state
aid to school. This would mean that a
different type of tax sales or income,
possibily a combination would have to
be used for financing these items.
Not only a broadened tax base was
endorsed by the group, but also a tax on
pari mutual betting, an appeal for re
peal of the state's right to work law
(making union shops illegal), establish
ment of a state budget director, and
recommendation that the K-12 system be
adopted throughout the state weherever
it proved practical.
Then on the national level they came
out in favor of such proposals as federal
aid to education, a cut in income exemp
tions for individuals in the form of a
$700 personal exemption in place of the
present $600, exemption, and banning of
Through out the semester .the Daily
Nebraska has supported nearly all of
these proposals, not as a banner waver
for the Democratic Party but as a ban
ner waver for progress and liberalism.
It is believed that the time has come
to stop muttering hardtack in an effort
to get votes, and to honestly realize
that a tighter budget is not a panacea
for a narrow minded government which
perpetuates itself through cries of "save
your money" instead of honest efforts
to "serve you well."
Governor Anderson is the crystaliza
tion of the hardtack caller. To him and
his cohorts it might be suggested that
it would be fortunate if someone would
place a few "hardtacks" on their chairs
just long enough to have them sit down
on their "hardtacks" and thereby wake
up to the fact that helping a state to
grow requires more than talking the
voters to death about saving.
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Hosts Of Unknown Soldiers
The folly of war has been discussed
time and again since man first started
tossing spears around at people who
disagreed with him or who had some
thing he wanted but couldn't peace
fully have, A brief ceremony in Epinal,
France, is one of the latest striking
comments on this type of folly. The
ceremony was the selection of one of
13 flag-draped caskets to symbolize the
American servicemen who died names
unknown in World War II on the battle
fields of Europe and North Africa.
The casket selected is on its way to
American shores to join another casket
bearing an unidentified American mili
tary victim from the Pacific campaign.
From these two caskets one will be
selected for burial as the Unknown
Soldier of World War II.
In the ceremony in France three mili
tary chaplains a Jew, A Roman Catho
lic and a Protestant prayed for the
unidentifed serviceman. He was a sym
bol of 7,500 World War II dead whose
bodies cannot be identified and another
75,000 still listed as missing in action.
In a greater sense he symbolizes all the
dead of World War II, not only for the
United States, but for its allies and foes
All of these unidentified soldiers, along
with the countless identified dead, who
gave their lives in World War II or
every battle before or since are un
known soldiers in one way They died
because nations spurred by madness
allowed the spirit of love and under
standing to remain unknown.
"This Will Give You Both An Even (Cfcnnce
By Melvyn Eikleberry
From the Editor
Be prepared for a disturbing
fact. A highly recommended
reference in Educational Psy
chology 61 says quite flatly
that "Human beings are di
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Books on my shelf.
When the bookstore had a big sale
come months ago, I went over and dug
blindly into the "All You Can Carry for
a Dollar" pile.
Just today, we whisked away all the
copy for the IFC Rush
Book and I finally found
what I had bought Any- L'
one who wants to come
down to an unauthorized
book sale is certainly I
welcome. Here's an idea
of the stuff I bought.
George Eliot's Works.
A biography of Maeter
linck. The Wit and Ho
mor of America. Ethics
of the Dost Tbe Poem of the Cyd. I
Dare Yon, by the checkerboard kid. The
Anatomy of Peace. And others.
A great load of the literary pieces of
the day. I'm happy to say that I wasn't
the one who got stuck the worst. One
guy I know ended up with a Southern
Cookbook and another collected a dic
tionary of American-Italian languages.
Then there are the books that are con
stantly going out to readers who drop in,
handle the volumes and comment, "Oh,
yes, I've heard of that one. Where can
I get it?"
I always say, "Take mine. I don't need
It for a few days."
Such was the fate of a bock I loaned
out some months ago. I can't even re
member what it was. It's been as mis
laid, I guess, as the folder full of Stu
dent Council material on the National
Student Association which I took from
their office way back when. But, having
things like books around never puts you
at a loss for spare time projects.
Someone suggested that we run a
weekly list of those people who have
just turned 21.
This would serve a two-fold purpose.
1) It would be distributed to all bars
around town, thus eliminating the messy
job of going through purses or pockets
looking for drivers' licenses and draft
cards and birth certificates.
2) It would be distributed to the poli
tical parties around the state, so that
both the Demos and the GOP could send
out those nice little cards that only the
latter now send inviting young people
to affiliate with their group.
Today is it. Election day. The real
Yesterday at the mock primary, the
gal at the desk had the Demo list hid
den under the GOP list and I almost
put my John Henry on the Republican
roster. That happen to anyone else?
Today is the big day for many candi
dates, since, some smug Nebraskans
seem to think, if yon get through the
primary on the GOP ticket yon don't
have to worry about tbe general elec
tion. It's too bad that prophets like Frank
Marsh say few people really give a darn
about the election. The number of per
sons expected to vote in this election is
Once again, if students would get on
the stick and vote they might make a
dent in the results. (Repeat sentence
from yesterday.) I'm always at a loss
to know why people who have the power
of the vote neglect it so often, so non
chalantly. That's human nature, John
That's poor reasoning, I reply. What's
can afford it, and if they want
to buy a diamond ring, okay.
But if a fellow wants a part
ner instead of a jockey, he
should beware of the girl who
insists on a diamond.
Pardon the column, but it's
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think that I
courses of being too p r o
found or controversial in sub
ject matter; many other
courses are similar. For ex
ample, an anthropology text
book tells me that "Man is a
member of the animal king
dom." Now how can I ever
With them the seed of Wis
dom did I sow.
And with mine own hand
wrought to make it
And this was" all the Har
vest that I reap'd
"I came like Water, and like
Wind I go."
I wasn't going to vote at
the last Student Council selec
tion. I had some real reasons
for not voting, too. Whatever
the Student Council may have
done, it doesn't seem to have
done anything for me; I hope
the Student Council, and the
Student Tribunal, continue to
let me alone.
I also felt that whichever
clique I favored in the elec
tion) and I don't like either of
them, I would not feel truly
represented after the votes
were mounted. In addition,
the snail turnouts at elec
tions would indicate that "stu
dent government" is passe,
and is only maintained as the
pampered darling of the ac
tivity jocks and the university
To vote, I felt, would place
me in the position of being a
dupe. But with the sudden
candidacy of Dick Shugrue
on a write-in ticket, I felt that
I had an opportunity for pro
test; I voted. Next year, if
there isn't a good fire breath
ing candidate from my col
lege, m join the real .ma
jority and simply won't vote.
a a a
fellow was telling me that
his pocket book was still hurt
ing from the cost of buying a
diamond engagement ring for
his wife-to-be. Speaking of
cruel and unusual customs of
our tribe, a fellow about to get
married has enough financial
worries without including the
cost of a rock. A plain silver
band should be sufficient.
The girl who thinks that a
husband must shoot a wad for
a bit of glitter on her finger
obviously has a warped sense
of values. If the two of them
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Idle thoughts from an idle
As long as people curse
most of us will be remembered.
aiy wrecit- f.!w
runs. . . but
o b structions
and the like.
W h e ther
or poor, it's
good to have
Some instructors are won
derful persons. That is, they
make you wonder.
Rock-n-roll music might be
successfully employed in a
physical therapy program
for neurotic orangutans. And
in case you've forgotten the
complete description of an
orangutan, Webster's offers
the following one: "An an
thropoid ape. It is about two
thirds as large as the gorilla.
The adult male may weigh as
much as 250 pounds, the
arms are very long. The face,
hands, and feet are naked,
and in old males flattened ex
pansions of the cheeks are de
veloped. It is chiefly herbivor
ous and lives almost exclu
sively in tree tops, where it
constructs rude temporary
nests of leaves and branches
in which to sleep. In captiv
ity, like the chimpanzee, it
has been taught to wear
clothes and Imitate the ac
tions of men."
If this description is not
complete enough, station
yourself near the jukebox in
the Crib. One will eventually
appear to select his favorite
therapy mumble-jumble. .
Every bush should be a -lilac
bush. A stroll past Love
Library in early evening con
vinces everyone except hard
hearted souls who stumble
along the sidewalk looking at
the ground in hopes of finding
a dime Like they did last week
that lilacs are an essential
fpart of life, love and lilac
bushes. Park your car and
amble around this well land
scaped -area. If you don't
have 8sthma you'll agree
spring is a richer thing be
cause of lilacs (and ladies
legs that creep out of neat
Now Hollow Flames . .
By Dave Rboades
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The candles are lit every
evening until 1 a.m., so for
a relaxing session during
these days of finals. I suggest
a local north-town pizzaria.
tion c o m e s
and the mu-
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crowded with Rhoades
tables than with "questioning
youth," but there's always
someone you know from Fed
de Hall or Farmhouse for
light talk and spaghetti.
This friend and I visited it
Friday evening following The
Long, Hot Summer (which is
a long, hot drought). Hoping
to rouse my friend from ob
vious lethargy, I proposed that
college students were devoid
of intellectual curiosity and
oniy pale, tired, and hungry.
He briefly sparkled, reply
ing that this might be be
cause of the negative re-.,
suits one achieves when one
"takes a stand", as he ex
pressed it. Turning to the ac
tivity scene, he pointed out
these examples of negative
results from otherwise hard
working people: Biff Keyes
and the Tribunal, Sara Jones
on the Summer Rag, and Ken
Freed in the recent Student
Council elections. His com
ment: "A vote for a candi
date on this campus usually
means one doesn't like the
other candidates, whether the
person receiving the vote has
any quality or not." I agreed,
smoked my pipe, and ate piz
za. We were out there again
Saturday evening following
Wesleyan's production of
"Death of a Salesman" a
play which has a medieval
and Christain theme; radix
malorum cupiditas. It's doc
trine is immovably rooted in
our culture, a stereotype (Wil
ly Loman) as self-evident and
inescapable as life (and three
Manure Hall boys) itself.
While there, I renewed
friendship with Bill Shulz,
Blue Key member, et. al.,
and Jim Forrest, of likewise
vintage. Dr. Philip Kaye
(he was here for Religious
Emphasis Week) and his stu
dent staff should be pleased
with the accomplishment.
About this time the Meat
Ball Sandwich (not recom
mended) and the hamburger
pizza (recommended) were
brought by a very charming
Italian waitress who later
explained she had recently
come over from Paris and
was only "filling in" as a
waitress that evening.
I commented that the
"Charles Cilona" who wrote
a Letterip Friday ex
alting Editor S. for his at
tack on Student Council elec
tions wasn't a student at this
University (according to the
Division of Student Affairs
when I checked Friday.) My
friend agreed that one could
at least secure a name of
someone who attends here to
sign his letters.
The Chi Omega's who had
dropped in earlier had i e f t
now and only a few tables
were occupied. This evening
there, as it always does, gives
one a "mystic, poetry-reading
feeling", as Camus expresses
it in The Stranger.
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Tidings . .
The person who told me
said not to tell anyone, but
I know you won't tell any
one so . .
Once upon a time there was
aai ' innililnr
for Congress '?
was a well
liked m a xi
and he gained
a lot of sup
port. In o n e
election h e
a couple o f
of being sent off to Congress.
But since he was defeated
he set about to campaign even
more for the next election.
Block lived in a farming dis
trict and was himself a stock
man. This left open an un
limited campaign opportunity.
Block attended every sale in
his little area and met all the
Some people said that meet
ing him was just enough to
sway their vote the other
way. But, that's neither here
But there's more to winning
an election than just meeting
people. And one of the big
gest factors is money.
Yes, it takes big $'s to get
the little X's.
But Block had 'em. Now he
wasn't a successful business
man (and I'll go into this in
a second) but he had a red
headed friend. And this red
headed friend represented the
big unionist, the bigwig of la
bor union corruption.
And the union leaders fi
nanced the campaign of Mr.
Block. Rumor had it that the
figure was $20,000. That's
some fund, for a congression
al campaign in a small farm
Now I hinted at Mr. Block's
business failure(s). First as a
small businessman, Block lost
his britches, so to speak.
Then, he inherited, from
some relative on his wife's
By Doc Rodger $
side, (father-in-law I'm told)
a 240-acre farm. But, alas,
even this has a $23,000 mort
gage and $17,000 chattel mort
gage on it at this time. Now
to what better use, could a
failure in private lifebe put
than a position in public life.
Then we must join together
to elect this blockhead, oops,
I beg your pardon, Block. De
feat these nasty rumors about
his forcing his mother-in-law
to hash in a small hamburger
joint to support him and that
untruth about his being ex
pelled from a square dance
club for inebriation.
Incidentally, in case you
haven't guessed by now, this
little story is just a figment
of an imaginative little mind.
Any resemblance to any "liv.
ing" person, is not implied.
However, is anyone is in
terested in seeing documented
proof and photostats of mort
gages, it can be arranged.
That's all for this week's
story hour with Uncle Doc.
Reports from the state
young Democrat confab here
are few and far between (as
Seriously the turnout at the
YR convention last fall, 5
state area, was not "heavy."
Goes to show though that
the students are apathetic. Not
you and I, but definitely all
The Nebraska Secretary of
State, Frank Marsh, has pre
ducted that less than 180,000
Nebraska will go to the polls
tomorrow. Well, that's about
1 out of 10. Pretty good huh?
In Russia, the election is not
up to personal choice as it is
here. There you vote for or
against someone, yet almost
98 per cent of the peasants
and Communists go to the
I hope those of you in the
fourth district have joined the
movement to elect a g o o d
congressman Kenneth S. Go
tobed. Add to the shouts of "Goto
bed for Congress.
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