The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 17, 1960, Page Page 2, Image 2
Tuesday, May H, I960 Page 2 The Daily Nebraskan Editorial Comment: LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS Nearly Three Million Hit 1959 'Dishonor RoW Every year the Travelers Insurance Companies publish a statistical report on U.S. highway accidents during the previ ous year. The I960 edition, the 34th an nual one, is called "The Dishonor Roll," featuring on the cover a picture of Death's bony fingers clutching a grim record of death, injury and suffering. In 1359, more than 2,900,000 Americans added their names to the nation's roll call of dead and injured in auto accidents, an increase of almost 50,000 over the previous year. They vert added despite the plead ings and warnings of those who try in vain to halt the carnage on our highways. For those who recognize the evil and battle it with the few weapons at their command, the struggle often seems a hope less one. Eaci year the grim reaper emerges victorious, bis Dishonor Roll growing even longer with the names of men, women and children, drivers and pedestrians, the careless and innocent alike. Since the first automobile chugged nois ily down cobblestone streets, more than 62 million killed, crippled and maimed .Amer icans hav inscribed their names on this Dishonor RoQ. Mora have died on the high ways than on our nation's battlefields. More have been injured than in all the world's wars combined. This roll call of highway fatalities is no secret document hidden from public gaze. In newspapers and bulletins, legal and po lk reports, in courtrooms and judges' chambers, the names of the Dishonored and their innocent victims are made known to aH. And not the names alone, but the cata logue of their deeds; driving while drunk, excessive speed, violating the rules of the road, jaywalking, faicre to dim lights. These are a few of the offenses. In an endless roll the names are read, and the judgments given. Then, more often than not, the dishonored proceed to emblazon their names again on the shameful record. It is apparent that despite the statistical lists, the courtroom scenes, the newspaper headlines, and the spotlight of publicity we continue to ignore this great and need less waste of human resources and ma terial values. We shake our heads in sorrow over friends and relatives listed, children killed, lives blighted. Then, as in 1959, we add the names of 37.600 men, women and chil dren killed, 2,870.000 injured, maimed or disfigured, an ever-increasing toll of dis honor. What is the solution to this national dis grace? Obviously, no one has found it to date. Statistics, pledges and slogans have had little apparent effect on the American pub lic. None of those have brought about last ing awareness of the needless waste of lives, the untold suffering, represented by this Dishonor RoIL Each year, more and more of us heed lessly forget or intentionally disregard the messages of our safety experts. We re fuse to make that personal commitment to greater care which is necessary if we are to survive the holocaust of our high ways. Only through an awareness of the ter rible power of the modern automobile and only through the desire of each of us to keep our good names from the pages of the Dishonor Roll, will we begin to lower the deadly toll, and make our highways safe avenues of commerce and pleasure foralL Weight on World More Ponderous The weight a the world's shoulders seemed to grow heavier Monday when the Sig Four Summit Conference came to what seemed aa abrupt ball almost before it started. Soviet Premier Xiila Khrushchev took back Ms invila&OB to President Eisenhow er to visit Russia and both exchanged angry words accusing the other of tor pe4oing tie conference. The American viewpoint, of course, is that KhrsshcbeT pulled a typical Russian move of, as Senate Democratic Leader Lyndoe Johnson said, subterfage to avoid , "orderly negotiation." The President said, The onJy conda s5oa that can be drawn from Ms (Khrush chev's) behavior Monday morning was that he came all the way from Moscow to Paris w3a the sole intention of sabotaging the meeting on whks a mods of the hopes of Che world have rested." AJSSttaga KhruEhdher seemed to make an issue of the Ul spy plane incident, he also teemed to ignore- Eisenhower's dis closure that VS. spy Eights over the So viet Union have been cancelled. This frySSpnt Monday, piled open all the ethers involving the Soviet Union in in ternational relations for many years, made it even more dear that the United Slates is facicg an enemy of the like it has never faced before compromising, very pow erful, very defeated to the goal of world Coaranlsm What can this nation do? Perhaps we most again try to deal at the conference tahle and keep cj the hope that somehow, omeday the world can live without fear, wiihovt hate, without conquest at the goal of leaders of very powerful cations. Khrsshcher commented Monday that a sdx-fnanta delay la summit talks may be necessary; tfcat a later IL$. adinMstration may enderstand the situation if the present one cannot. "What will the United Stales do"? Will a fa for perhaps another slap ia the face? The answer may well be that we will have to return and hope. The hope for peace is eternal and although cf.en frus trating, perhaps the conference table is the place where some "tangible advance ment towards peace may be met. It seems thai we are bayiEg time to live wilhout a "shooling war but are not buy ing peace. For we are in a real war right now, one of ideas and dollars more so than rifles and armies. Perhaps this is all we can do try not to get pushed around too much, yet not make the boldest of statements, not push tfee most agressive policies. . It would not be surprising, therefore, to see this nation in November turn to the candidate from the Democratic Party, in hopes, perhaps unreal ones, that a change in the executive branch will enable this nation to deal with Russia effectively. This might be an unreal hope. Rut al ready concerned Republicans have admit ted that what happened Monday may have cat thousands of voters away from the Republican side. Others expressed hope that the American people may be encour aged by the stand of President Eisenhower and look forward to more GOP leadership of compromise only if constructive changes are quite apparent. Perhaps it would be wise for the catian to f&JQow the advice of Sen. Johnson "to remain calm in the face of the danger which confronts ns." The general feeling at least before the Suaunil began was that Russia would not want to start a war at this time, perhaps never n a nuclear scale. We are holding onto this and rationaliziiig about our (mu safety, yet are very concerned for the fu ture of the mankind. As Sen. Johnson said. "If this game goes on ia its present vein this game of propaganda, counterpropaganda, this game of probe and conmerprobe, this game of invite or not to invite there will indeed be a wreckage to study, a monu mental wreckage. ''But it will be for some other genera tion, not this one, to study it For the wreckage will not be just a plane. It win be the charred remnants of a civiizatkm which houses living mankind." Daily Nebraskan grnr-ifXKE team oi Tfrfw, AshmUW CaUrttM mm lee, iMrpfwea jTuMAri t Kmbw te. ftce Cataa lutarota. Ketone Ttf t-iai, ert. . tttt TJ mmmm r mwm mm mt mmy iZ-lnm t a.iiimai mm aaHianamua fT- "''M -rrZZ. .m m mwm Sm mmZrwi wnrT aaat mt JH'Jg (MIMMBV 4sf mmm9 asSIV ( aMW OTWttato tmm tauaaaia'. "J 1,1111111 mm M aaaj aaa, mm tartar r7!i' " '-' - -' " -'rllrt!', " . tmwui. murw M-mmt . tmnmm K 9kmw Kim tutm Ulln -- - mtmM mm tmtm SltalJ wmmm wnhn ... MUM. Mmra a tmmmt iiiiv '""T ffawr mnw, !Tl -. ' "". torn ML KtM mim. tmmm mmm. wumxwm nmn j f)n Other Campuses K-State Fraternity Men Stingy With Pins, Rings I- ' 1 - mT.l - Nebraskan Letterip Th, Bm MiMkn mm NkH mmU Ihtmt wnmm mmrm tMtm mnmtmlmm tmliiKMX M mmm tmm iln' mm. OiMn anv j tBlMte m a mrm LiWii m rmrrt ttm nm. KM liiHi ra4 IMs Ml Um Krtntta nil tmm rtO 1 1 I n tkas. Will tmm wtncTs rmrrnm. Good Work To the Editor: It is encouraging to see good news about fraterni ties once again. I am referring to the awarding of the Alpha Tau Omega Help Week Trophy to the Sigma Alpha Mu pledges. The SAM s can be proud of their pledge class activi ties during the year, which included a general clean-up at the State Mental Hospital and help in providing direc tion to juevnile delinquents as another project. And the class made a fine 6.1 average overall, a goal that many fraternities would be doing well to strive for. Arch Ach Recog itecture tevements nized Two seniors in architecture, James Gorup and Jacob Ha -a have been named as recipi ents of the annual American Institute of Architecture awards. . G-ornp received tfce first place medal and Haun the second place honor. Awards are made in recognition of scholastic achievement, char acter and promise of profes sional ability. Both received cop.es of "Mont Si. Michel and Chartres" by Henry Adams. ' Other awards were the Al pha Rho Chi medal to Jeff Baii&eberg, A1A award for outstanding achievement dar ing five years of study to John Pressly Solso and fac ulty awards fur outstanding achievement and development m line tmj or arcniieciure darirg the past five years to Lamrence Hawthorne, Leroy Ha&mussen and Modris Pud- i mm. fan Although not a SAM. I must again congratulate them on their constructive pledge program and hope that other fraternities even my own will take a more positive attitude to wards pledge training and other fraternity activities that will give Greeks some good publicity, that which they need and that ihich they deserve. J. B. Music Requests Considering myself some what of a lover of music of all types and enjoying juke box facilities in the Crib, it's rather appalling to see the childish scribbungs that deface the request list on the Crib jukebox. The piece of paper put there is for the purpose of finding out what new songs and types of music Crib patrons would enjoy it's cot for testing out four-letter words and "smart" say ings. Beethoven Kansas State coeds have been able to manage vari ous tokens of affection from about a third of the K-State fraternity membership. The Kansas State Colle gian reported that 324 of 1,197 fraternity men were lavaliered, pinned or en gaged at the time of the recent poll. Lavaliering has taken in nearly half this, number, 16S. Some 123 pins are out as are 53 rings. The paper commented that perhaps the remain ing 853 fraternity men are the ones who are most com monly heard singing a rath er familiar song the boy girl ratio is terrible. If you haven't got out much in the sun yet this spring and are admiring a friend's tan, better not be in too much of a hurry to catch up. For the head of Student Health at the Kansas State University -says cosmic rays from the sun consti tute a serious radiation hazard source, and aid in the possible development of skin cancer in future life. The K-State Collegian re ported Dr. B. W. Lafene said, 'This does not mean that sunlight is unhealthy. Gradual suntan is a healthy thing. "A person should not try to judge the degree of his burn by the pinkish tint of his skin while he is still in the sun." the doctor add ed, for "the bum does not fully develop until several hours after the exposure." And Dr. John G. Grant of the Iowa State Health Service suggests working up to long periods of sunbathing. Dr. .Grant .advised, "Blondes should start with 28-minote periods ia the sen. Breeettes should start with 39 min ates at a time." And he warned against falling asleep and taking in too much sun without realizing it It's just like walking into a fire, . Dr. Grant said, with possible ruit of blisters, swollen eyes and . second degree burns. One of America's 10 leading Shakespearean scliolars will retire from the faculty of the Univer sity of Wichita at the end of this year. Dr. George W. Wilner, professor of speech and dramatic arts, joined the faculty in 1923 and Is cred ited with making the dra ma department at the Uni versity a success. His plans for the future include travel to Mexico, Alaska, Quebec and New England. The University of Minne sota is preparing for its first undergraduate humor publication since the pass ing of Max Schulman, Heg gen and Ski-U-Mah. The new yearly will be named "Fester, the maga zine that makes everyone sore." "Fester" reportedly will be identifiable by a pic ture of Jayne Mansifled on the cover and will be me morable by virtue of - a Mansfield picture on the inside. The recent Veishea cele bration at Iowa State Uni versity didn't even up hap pily for everyone. A number of Iowa State students and Veishea visi tors filed complaints with Ames Police Chief O. J. Erickson that they had something stolen. Most of the articles were missing from the Memorial Union. Chief Erickson said the stolen articles included nu merous raincoats and two typewriters, one from the Verishea office in the Union and one from a graduate student. A transistor radio and a camera with acces sories were taken from a car parked on campus. And in addition at the Union, someone walked off with a bowling ball and several billiard balls. Chief Erickson said he did not know whether visi tors or students were re sponsible for the thefts. Read HVebraskan Want Ads ' j dSysfSq immsm , fe w lUWv dLlTrvi - I CAN A V KwA KRQ SSWORD Nol6 ACROSS L Wantf War D 4. ftmr foot (amaaar t jnKtr,', mm mmr U- Ttua mutt mmiiuwm 14. T JI I t t ratut t I IMUahI IX tm1 mrfJt irr J. bwr TL OlSjt S urf . Tmj MM n . ri (mi kt m ff tmrwA S. rtiw torn f rata, mu Cm 4. 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