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Wednesday, October 8, 1953
The Doily Nebroskon
Tht Russians have resumed atomic test
ing only a few weeks after America ended
its series in the Pacific. Their tests, like
those of the U.S., have been spoken of as
small in size possible efforts to develop
Americans may be partially proud that
their tests have not been conducted with
out the rest of the world knowing, while,
the Russians have been slow to admit that
they have resumed testing. It was appar
ent that the Soviets never intended to for
get atomic testing last March when they
announced suspension of nuclear tests.
They were able, however, to reap a good
harvest of propaganda when they an
nounced they were willing to forget testing
if Americans would. This was, of course,
only a few days before the U.S. tests were
to begin. The result was good publicity
for the Russians and bad for us. The Rus
sians have not been quite as anxious to
boast that they are again testing atomic
weapons. Yet they have a sound bit of
propaganda to fall back on if neutral na
tions complain the U.S. wouldn't stop
testing a we can't.
Sometime this foolish poisoning of the
earth's atmosphere must be stopped. AEC
officials may argue that the tests have
t not yet created showers of excessive radia
tion in American cities, but they cannot
deny that these same tests are daily pre
senting a bigger threat of mutation. These
same officials cannot deny that neutral
nations of the world are growing angry
with the U.S. and Britain for continued
testing. They are crying that "radiation
without representation" is not fair.
We may laugh at public protestors who
attempt to sail yachts into atomic testing
areas, or get knocked down by a truck
when picketing the building of a new mis
sile base. .But the truth may be that these
people aren't really the crackpots of the
play the real crackpots may be those of
us who continue to stay silent when new
tests are announced. The U.S. isn't the
lone country to blame the Russians are
just as guilty but the administration
ought to take more initiative in genuine
suspension of tests and control of atomic
Individual Staff Views
By Wyna Smithberger
The recent lambasting of activities
makes even more evident the necessity of
careful consideration on the part Of new
students before they select the activities
in which they will participate for the next
Hats off, then, to the instigators of "Ac
tivities NU." Finally ALL freshmen can
get a glimpse of ALL of the campus activi
ties before they reach the confusion of
the Activities Mart and put their names
down at the booth that is closest, where
the line is shortest or the displays most
The purpose of the new program is to
enable freshmen women to hear about and
discuss the plans and organization of each
group and to discover what will be ex
pected of its members. According to ex
perience, interest and ability each stu
dent will then be able to make a more
After all, never will everyone be inter
ested in the same things, as is indicated
sufficiently by the variety of opinions ex
pressed recently. (My grandfather used
to say, "If we all liked the same things,
all the men would want to marry the
same woman. Ouch!)
At any rate, "Activities NU" is not to be
underestimated, and both independents
and pledges should give it another thought
before deciding to stay home to wash their
hair or write a letter to Mary Lane that
Phillip II of Spain, who sought to com
bine religion and politics during his reign,
would be happy to join either the Young
Republicans or Inter-Varsity Club, both
of which meet on the same floor of the
Union every other Thursday!
And speaking of religion, it's encourag
ing to note the progress of the student
religious houses on campus. For example,
plans have been made for both the Metho
dist Wesley Foundation and Evangelical
Chapel to move into new homes in the not
too distant future. The new addition to the
Lutheran student house is nearing comple
tion, and the young Presbyterian Chapel is
filled to overflowing every Sunday morn
ing. The "familiar" feeling, the sermons di
rected to students and the opportunity for
one to get to church without the aid of a
taxi add to their importance. Student sup
port, however, needs to be encouraged.
Again returning to Phil No. 2, the po
litical interest shown by many students on
campus is to be admired. What better
time than now is there to become familiar
with the nature of government a?d po
litical parties? Both Young Republicans
and Young Democrats are growing and be
coming worthwhile organizations, while
on the international level, NUCWA is step
ping into the picture.
An added warning to 'the "21 Club."
There are many privileges gained on one's
21st birthday! One is the opportunity to
vote. Register for absentee voting NOW.
From the Editor
A Few Words of a Kind
e. e. Junes
Damn reality, you can't stay away from
it. Find a way to loaf on the job and your
boss fiflds out. Stop studying in class and
papers suddenly become due, tests are
scheduled, instructors stop their seeming
ly never ending talk and
Since school started I
have gone my uncon
cerned way, thinking that
tomorrow will be a good
time to study. Then, be
cause of a corrupt school
system in which tests
must be given before
down slips go out, I run
out of tomorrows in which
And so I lean back and remember those
lines I read some where last year: "Cold 1
walk and cold I wander wintering the life
time out." Then I light the cigar that I
bought one night when I should have been
studying and think, "This too shall pass
Tests. Who ever thought of tests any
way? Did Plato give Socrates tests? The
ideal educational system would be one in
which you were a young king to be and if
the instructor didn't make the subject im
pressive enough to appeal to you, you
chopped his head off. Talk about upgrad
ing the educational system.
Speaking of education, I was sitting in
the crib talking in my normal sane fash
ion. One of my companions says, "That
was lousy poetry."
"What poetry was this?" I ask.
"Oh, some of this 6tuff that is supposed
to be read to jazz."
"You were reading this in some modern
poetry course? Who do you have?"
"I'm not taking poetry. Some kid had
the book in class and we were reading it."
There have been, I understand, nu
merous comments made about my red
windowed room at the Beta house. None
of them is true.
Chaucer waited nearly 600 years for me
to read him. Now my English instructor
wants me to hurry through the dear fel
low's works in two weeks. Oh, Geoffrey,
the injustice you are being done! (Can't
the test wait until next week?)
The world is getting carried away with
this hurry and grow up, hurry and go to
work, hurry and build bigger things at
titude. Years of contemplation have re
peatedly provided me with the enlight
ment that increased technology never ac
complishes anything really constructive.
You build cars to go to places that you
might as well never go to, you build air
planes to bomb cities you've never seen, .
and you sit in front of a marvelous de
vice that daily shows modern man re
creating primitive grunts and gyrations.
When bigger and better books are writ
ten, you'll be assigned to read them.
Rain is wonderful. I fell in love with
rain before I can recall. The best rain is
the kind that falls on a warm day. It
bursts forth in a cooling shower. Women
hold their skirts a little higher with one
hand and cover their hair with another
and go dashing across the street into a
car, a store or under a canvas awning.
Men run to roll up car windows, and you
stay away from tall trees because light
ning hits tall trees.
When the rain is over the air is fresh
again. The world looks different. A minister-to-be
counselor I once had at camp
said, "Rain is the way God washes the
face of the earth." May be that's why I
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THE STtANGf WOIIO
MR. MUM "Hry '
By Dick Shugrue
. saV f
diiiHii'"' Ir-ij- 'ajMi
The third of 'the basic is
sues for the year has started
Every year, three or four
"big ones" pop up their noses
on the cam
pus scene ,
V,,.l,l Ik. .
reigns for a
of the park
ing issue, the
c o m e s the
inevitable struggle between
the Greeks and the Indepen
dents. Anonymous letters flow in
to the columnists of the Daily
Nebraskan blasting their
statements pro or con the "or
ganized dorm" deal.
Some say the dorm should
be powerful; some say it
should remain independent
(from all outside influence of
activities); some say it should
be an equalizing force.
I Others indicate they would
HKe to see the Greeks take
over and wipe the dormies off
Just watch. The next issue
will be the school spirit one,
which will be tossed at us by
the alums and the downtown
For a moment, I'd like to
disturb you with reports re
ceived regarding an in
surance policy sold to stu
Some students have
claimed they are not getting
what tjjey were told their dol
lars paid for: i.e., full protec
tion on their lives twelve
months of the year.
1 for one am against ped
dling any sort of insurance
policies on the campus.
If one company cfiu come
here and sell -V-its. then
all companies should have an
equal opportunity to do so.
And this means all compan
ies, regardless of wheth
er they sell insurance, dry
goods or corn pickers.
I don't believe the Univer
sity of Nebraska should be
turned into a "quick sell" re
And many persons seem to
agree that the Univer
sity made a mistake in judg
ment in allowing the insur
ance company in question to
step onto the campus for the
If it would do any good (and
you know as well as I do that
it won't) someone should sug
gest that the Student Coun
cil make a suggestion regard
ing this abuse of state pro
perty and get some action.
Saw a judge of the student
tribunal the other day in a
class room where there were
a number of people obvious
(but not to the teacher) to me
were cheating and said to her,
"Well, your honor, what are
you gonna do about this
"Nothing," she said, "un
less the prof (and she named
him) makes a complaint."
Is she fulfilling her duties
as a tribune? Or is she aid
ing and abeting injustice? It
would be a very poor pun to
say, "Judge for yourself."
But an even more import
ant question looms, "what is
the disposition of the initial
case (or cases) tried by the
tribunal?" Who knows? WTiat
protection have we that arbi
trary decisions aren't coming
from the judges? Frankly, we
hrive none and we shouldn't
und still lor it.
Let's gripe to some
one! Let's not remain con
tented for one moment!
At least that's one view of
the situation. Any others will
be accepted with glee.
How salutary and satisfy
ing it was to pick up the Sept.
30 issue of the Daily Nebras
kan and find gracing its edi
torial page the beautiful faces
with winsome smiles of two
members of the female sex!
For a moment I feared that
I would be subjected to the
cruel fate of viewing,, tS.
rest rl the semestecaS de
pressed looking faces of two
male members one with a
sardonic smile symbolizes the
odious growl required of the
Air Force Cadets, the other
looks insensitive to any emo
tion and its owner apparent
ly has not yet aroused from
Last semester Judy wrote
some heart warming and ap
pealing articles. I hope she
continues. Frankly I prefer
the personal comments to the
raucous and trivial ones. Em
mie's style is also praise
worthy. Let's have some more of
the girls whose sentient faces
and comments brighten and
enliven the dark corner of the
Now don't be offended boys.
I'm just happy to see
the pleasant change.
Ai a non-U.S. student in Ne
braska, it is my privilege to
(understand and appreciate
' American culture. Although
my scope of study has not
reached an extensive scale,
! I am beginning to realize that
;the U.S. secondary schools
I truly reflect the democratic
! way of life so typical of America.
Perhaps I should make bold
to say that no other single
factor impresses so vividly
as does this educational sys-
jtem, particularly at the sec
ondary level. A student going
to one such school is first as
sured of the best that his or
her group life could expect,
namely a pattern on which to
erect a career. This career is
full of satisfying experiences
which in turn the student will
bestow on others as a legacy
if he or she inspires to a
teacher's career. Every safe
guard has been placed for
maximum efficiency on the
part of both the teacher who
imparts knowledge a n d the
pupil who receives it.
However, to confine speci-
Here9 s Crumbs
In the Bathtub!
CHICAGO (UPI) - More
goes into a bathtub nowa
days than a bather and a
cake of soap.
The Baking Soda Institute
said a survey showed pop
corn, peanuts and candy
contribute to the happiness
of Americans while they're
soaking in the suds.
The report said 12 per
cent of the nation's smokers
enjoy a cigarette in the tub.
Two out of five persons
listen to music, ranging
from operatic arias to rock
'n roll, while they bathe.
fically to one phase, 1 was im
pressed as I viewed the or
ganization and control of
schools, that is the local unit
or in the layman's parlance,
the people who have ultimata
voice in the matter of educa
tion. The local district forms the
nucleus of authority. In oth
er words, there is a tendency
toward decentralization be
cause neither the Federal
government nor the state gov
ernment needlessly interferes
with academic institutions.
Technical facilities to meet
the demands of various stud
ies are easily available. Again
there seems to be a zest on
the Dart of to-be-teachers to
voice their opinion in matters
of academic interest.
As a visitor I am anxious
to realize the far reaching in
fhipnpps nf such an educa
tional system exerted beyond
the Atlantic on one nana, ana
the Pacific on the other. The
initiative on the part of Ne
braska University in the es
tablishment of a university in
i Turkey is wortny ot commen
i dation: Could similar steps be
taken on the secondary school
i level in many parts of the
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