Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 11, 1960)
The Dailv Nebraskon
Answer to 'World Mess'
Has Already Been Given
The Soviet Union's announcement that
It shot down an American U2 single en
gine jet plane over Russian territory has
stirred a great deal of discussion through
out this country.
Some of the words have expressed fear;
others surprise, and others criticism of
the spy missions and praise of them for
the missions they intended to accomplish.
The unfortunate part of the situation,
whether the Soviets really shot down the
U2 or not, is that it places the United
States and President Eisenhower on. the
defensive at the upcoming summit meet
ing at Paris.
This new Incident only tends to height
en world tensions and distrust so very
What kind of condition is the earth in?
You get some kind of an idea by paging
through the nation's leading newsmaga
zines. For instance, the May 9 issue of News
week boasts as" its lead story, in the area
of national affairs, the story of more US
USSR cold war "games," this one con
cerning the stalking of an American atom
ic submarine by a Russian trawler and
the Navy's tracking of the Russian boat.
The Soviet trawler was attempting to pick
up information on this country's latest
weapons. We didn't want them to find any
These two Incidents of spy and counter
spy point out, as Newsweek says, a sober
ing fact: Even as the Big Four are pre
pared to meet, the cold war continues and
raises anew the question bedeviling the
nation since this war of nerves, secrecy
and propaganda started:
Is absolute, or even reasonable, secur
ity possible in a jet and nuclear age?
The opinions, of course, vary widely. The
Air Force, for instance, favors a deterrent
force able to strike first, one with such
power that would bring Russia to her
knees almost instantly in case of outbreak
But some military and 'government' of
ficials, including the President, have
doubtsespecially financial doubt about
the feasibility of this program. The Stra
tegic Air Command alone might cost $30
million a year.
Middle-of-the-roaders, Newsweek says,
"advocate these strategies:
"Finite deterrence strategy." The
theory is that a limited number of mobile
weapons would be enough to dissuade the
Soviet Union from starting a war for fear
of having many of its cities destroyed in
"Counterforce strategy." To deter Rus
sia, the United States would have to de
stroy not only the USSR's big cities and
control centers but also its missile and
"Limited War strategy." The theory
is that since a nuclear stalemate exists,
the only real threat to the country is like
ly to come from Soviet-inspired limited
wars. The solution would be sizeable
ground forces and plenty of conventional
But there are more nations getting into
the world instability act than the U.S. and
Russia. China, for instance, last week
warned that a nuclear war would result in
"the destruction of these monsters (i.e.,
the United States) through the speedy en
circlement of the people of the world."
Of course, there has been the Korean
revolt against Syngman Rhee, followed
closely by demonstrations by thousands
of Turkish students against the regime of
Adnan Menderes. Both incidents made
meaty news for Pravda and Tass.
In Japan, another student group hoped
to pressure the Japanese Diet into reject
ing a 10-year security treaty which the
U.S. and Japan hooked up on last Janu
ary. In France, peasants have been up in
arms against Charles De Gaulle's agricul
In Poland, some 2,000 persons rebelled
In the city of Nowa Huta when Communist
officials decided to build a school and
took away a crosf, which Roman Catholics
had put up, the sign that someday a church
would be built there.
In South Africa last week, raids of
towns and arrests of Negroes continued.
And clbse to home, thousands of Cubans
roared "Cuba, yes. Yankees, no," after a
monster May Day celebration and speech
by Fidel Castro.
Discontent across the world seems so
high that a real, lasting peace in the near
future appears to be only the figment of
"some Utopian dream. ,. '
What is the answer? What will save the
The question isn't hard to answer; but
the answer seems to be very difficult to
put into practice.
V ' ...... ... - . .
For Moses found the answer on Mt.
Sinai many hundreds of years ago and told
the people what he had found. Perhaps
we'd be doing well to follow those pre
cepts a little more closely.
Staff Comment t
A Leftist's View
By Sandi Looker
I was all inspired to write a column
about Pogo today. Got to work, discover
ed the copy for "A Few Words of a Kind,"
by E. E. Eines. which appears elsewhere
on this page, spent the rest of the after
noon chuckling, ana tor
get all about Pogo.
Probably a good thing
I haven't had time to read
Pogo for about three
weeks. This is the singu
larly most distressing
thing that has happened
all semester. It's a pretty
sick world when, there
isn't enough time to read
Pogo. Consequently, since
I haven't had time to reaa
Pogo, I chose not to vote yesterday be
cause I'm so uninformed.
All kinds of things are happening on and
off campus. "The Diary of Anne Frank"
opens tonight at Howell Memorial Thea
tre, "Porgy and Bess" Is coming some
where this week, Brubeck will be here
Thursday thanks to the Cobs, a "Drift
wood Party" Is coming op and the Chi 0
house is hiring a new cook for next year.
Sm no time to read Pogo.
A few years ago when I came here I be
came IBM 39047. That's okay, I thought.
At least I'll remember who I am and may
be a few others will too. But now, with
graduation just a few weeks away, I'm be
ginning to wonder about it all.
For several years I've gone to Love Li
brary to check out things, then have had
to stop at a little desk so I could be
When I came here I registered by my
self . But that soon changed and the Univer
sity decided they should register for me.
Institutional type living has seen to it
that every night at 11 p.m. a door behind
me is locked and once again I'm 'safe'
from all the evils that lurk without.
In high school I used to think about how
neat it would be to get to college and take
all the subjects I wanted to. That freedom
of choice doesn't exist unless graduation
is not a goal.
So who is IBM 39047, or the countless
scores of others who are also IBM some
thing? Tools in a highly mechanized sys
Maybe the great world outside these
shrouded ivy walls will offer a challenge
to regain identii;, I hope so.
erSTT-NTNE TEAKS OLD
SScafeer. Associated CoIIesiste Frew. later-
ZmnamUmtt National Advertising Smr-
Pvblisbed t: Boom 20. Student Unioa
lain at ...
Trietone HE f-16l, ext 4225, 4221CT
aabMnpMMi nto ar 13 prr Mamtar M in a
MMid-law porta rwld ai Unmta, Ncbiwka.
. EDITORIAL STAFF
FHItar Camn Kraa
M.MTtn Eattar. Saaara Laakw
Mawi Sdltor ...............Horfc rrobam
SlMitt Editor ........... ........ Daw Calhoaa
A I Newt Editor Kami Long
Cw Mlton ...Fat Oaaa, nary Stodgm,
Klrht JM Editor Dan Woalf&rtk
Staff Wrltan Wkm MMrar, Asa Mora
' Genii Lambertm
Jaalw Staff Writer Dan Wohlfarth,
KapHaia. Mum? Bmwm. Naaey Wfeltford,
Otojr Clark, Ohlp Wood. Jain ictt,
Hal Browa. John Noloa.
BhImm Manaiw 8taa Kalmaa
OH Gradr. Caarlaaa
Gran. Ardlta Knims
- YOU LET ME PLAV
I I THIRD BASE THIS J
J V YEAR.CHARLIf
I KNOW I COULD DO A GOOD
JOB OUT THERE,.. I JUST FEEL
THAT I'M CUT OUT TO & A ,
REAL GCO0 THIRD BASEMAN.'
GIVE IT A
OH THANK ml
I NOW, JU5T SHOW ME WHICH )
JStdS THIRD WX.J
A Few Words
by E. E. Hines
Is the University trying
to kill our women?
What is behind this dia
bolical plot to eliminate the
physical education require-
S c iences?
Are t h e
hind t h is
abolish compulsory" ROTC
for University men? (Don't
let the word get around,
but those people probably
I can remain silent no
longer. Something con
structive must be said
about this matter.
Dr. Paul Dudley White,
who has kept our Presi
dent patched up for sev
eral years, was quoted as
believing that the neglect
of physical exercise may
result in cardio-vascular
ailments during later
Obviously, as many
young men on campus will
tell you, many coeds al
ready suffer from cold
hearts. It seems sheer fol-.
ly to make matters worse
by eliminating the physical
I say, "More P. E."
I plead, "More P. E."
I shout, "More P. Er"
But let us not limit this
consideration to women.
Let us urge the University
to "get behind" a brawn
new plan for both hes and
ehes. Wasn't Dr. White
talking about all of us
There are several ways
the University could help
students get their much
needed exercise. My sug
stickers. Levy a $5 no park
ing sticker fee. With these
funds plant grass in all of
the present parking lots,
which then could be used
for touch football, drop the
hanky and other physical
In five years, after the
parking sticker fee has paid
for the grass in the former
parking lots, continue the
levy. With these funds build
concrete walls around
every classroom building.
To get inside the student
will have to scale the walls.
He will get the same won
derful exercise when he
leaves the building.
!' WElRE SONS TO)
WERE SOWS TO HAVE A PEAL
RUNNIN3 TEAM I WE'RE GOING
USTEAL BASES AND STEAL
WERE GONS TO BE THE
RONNINGESTTEAM IN THE
LEAGUE! IT '5 GOING TO BE
can't stand rrJ
Because there will be
no parking lots, it will be
only sensible to ban cars
from the campus. Students
will then have to walk to
and from the class building
' barriers which they climb
' over to get to or from the
Make it a scheduling
rule that a student may
not have two classes in the
same building on the same
day. This way he will have
to go from place to place.
Allow only five min
utes, instead of 10, between
classes. Then the student
will have to run from place
to, place, and will have to
scamper over the walls.
Encourage the IFC to
pass a rule that all func
tions should be held in
Crete, and stipulate that
any fraternity whose mem
bers fail to walk to the
function will be placed on
Ban all paperback
books. Assign only hard
cover books which are heav
ier. The number of credit
hours given for each course
should be determined ac
cording to the weight of
the text as well as the
number of pages it includes.
Remove all chairs from
classrooms. Have students
stand during lectures. If a
student is unable to answer
a question correctly, the in
structor should have him
do 10 pushups or run
around the room.
Have students take ex
aminations while sitting in
The seriousness of this
problem has motivated me
to take a great deal of time
in working out these pro
posals. I hope the Student
Council members will get
off their . . , and stand up
What this University
needs is more brawn. My
brawn new plan is the answer.
No Grad Voting
To the Editor:
"Student Council Election
Polls Inside" the sign read;
and for the fifth time in as
many years I walked patri
otically toward the voting
"Graduate students can't
vote for a Student Council
representative," said the
man in charge, "but you
can vote on these amend
"S u r e 1 y you jest," I
thought to myself, "for is
it not true that Graduate
College is one of the larg
est of all colleges here at
the University, having al
most one thousand students
After I had voiced these
thoughts to the man in
charge, he snarled in reply
(it seemed to me that he
snarled), "Why don't you
cooperats," and "seconds
later he snarled again,
"Why don't you get up a
And I did not vote; but
walked away in disbelief,
shaken by the knowledge
that nearly one thousand
students have no voice in
student government at all,
wondering in what ways we
are less capable than stu
dents in Law College and
Dental ' College, amazed
that the maturity and ex
perience of a graduate stu
dent cannot be particularly
used in Student Council.
All Army ROTC students
and University Band mem
bers will . participate in the
nual Federal inspection
and parade Thursday, accord
ing to Adjutant Howard Him
melreich. Those participating will be
excused from other classes
from 1 to 5 p.m. that after
noon. The parade is sched
uled to begin at 2 p.m.
Jf a Hi
Zi ' Atfm $250
UNTIL YOU FIND
'' We have hever Inflated the price of a diamond to offer you
false savings - and we never will! Every diamond is honestly
priced to bring you the finest value possible. See this great
collection of diamonds today... tomorrow you will be grate
ful you made your choice at a store of distinction. Styles
illustrated are available in both yellow and white 18K gold.
CONVENIENT CREDIT TERMS
llW and dlsmendi ntarftd to ihtw dateN
(Author of'l Was a Tem-aqe Dwarf," "The Many
Loves of Dobie Gillis," eic.)
EUROPE MADE SIMPLE: NO. 2
Last week we discussed England, the first stop on the tour of
Europe that every American college student is RoinR to make
this summer. Today we will discuss your next stop, France or
the Pearl of the Pacific, as it is generally called.
To get from England to France, one greases one's body and
wim8 the English Channel. Similarly, to get from France to
Spain, one greases one's body and slides down the Pyrenees.
As you can see, the most important single item to take to Europe,
is a valise full of grease.
No, I am wrong. The most important single item to take to
Europe is a valise full of Marlboro Cigarettes. Oh, what a piece
of work is Marlboro! If you think flavor went out when filters
came in, treat yourself to a Marlboro. The filter works perfectly,
and yet you get the full, zestful, edifying taste of the choice
tobaccos that precede the filter. This remarkable feat of cigarette
engineering was achieved by Marlboro's research team Fred
Softpack and Walter Fliptop and I, for one, am grateful.
But I digress. We were speaking of France or the Serpent of
the Nile, as it is popularly termed.
First let us briefly sum up the history of France. The nat ion
was discovered in 1492 by Madame Guillotine. There followed
a series of eostly wars with Schleswig-Holstein, the Cleveland
Indians, and Captain Dreyfus. Stability finally came to this
troubled land with the coronation of Marshal Foch, who
married Lorraine Alsace and had three children: Flopsy, Mopsy,
and Charlemagne. This later became known as the Petit Trianon.
Marshal Foch or the Boy Orator of the Platte, as he was
affectionately called Was succeeded by Napoleon who intro
duced sliortness to France. Until Napoleon, the French were the
tallest nation in Europe. After Napoleon, most Frenchmen were
able to walk comfortably under card tables. This later became
known as the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Napoleon was finally exiled to Elba where he made the
famous statement, "Able was I ere I saw Elba," which reads
the same whether you Spell it forwards or backwards. You can
also spell Marlboro backwards Oroblram. Do not, however,
try to smoke Marlboro backwards because that undoes all the
efficacy of the great Marlboro filter.
After Napoleon's death the French people fell into a great
depression, known as the Louisiana Purchase. For over a cen
tury everybody sat around moping and refusing his food. This
torpor was not lifted until Eiffel built his famous tower, which
made everybody giggle so hard that today France is the gayest
country in all Europe. .
Each night the colorful natives gather at sidewalk cafes and
ehout "Oo-la-la'' as Maurice Chevalier promenades down the
Champs Elysees swinging his Malacca cane. Then, tired but
fcappy, everyone goes to the Louvre for bowls of onion soup,
The principal industry of France is cashing travelers checks.
Well sir, I guess that's all you need to know about ftance.
' Next week we'll visit the Land of the Midnight Sun Spain.
JVext wtek, this week, every umek, the best of the filter
cigarette it Marlboro, the best of the non-filters it Philip
Uorrk; both available in toft pack or Rip-top box.
Read the Daily Nebraskan Classified Ads
Powered by Open ONI