The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 01, 1960, Page Page 2, Image 2
nmwmB'tnra" . . ,vit,4w The Nebroskon Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1960 rage c EDITORIAL OPINION Nebraskan Won't Buy Jennings' Comments " As far as The Daily Nebraskan is concerned, Bill Jennings has bought a one way ticket back to private business, unless any other school wants him. Since he has taken the opportunity to get a few things off his chest, we might as well oblige with a few gripes of our own. Jennings told a group in Omaha Monday that part of the repsonsibility for the way the season has gone lies with Nebraska fans and newspapers. "Our boys haven't had anything good said about them since the Minnesota game. This hurts kids, it cuts down their de- sire." We don't know what newspaper he reads, but we can find little evidence to back up his claims. As far as the fans are concerned, their support has far surpassed that I of any season in recent years, this despite the fact that we think they deserve more for their money than we have f seen so far this year. We don't blame the showing this far on the players, either. We blame it on a coach and his staff who continually brag about the Husker defense snd the kicking game. We are sick and tired of hearing about defense. We want an offense that can back up the defense. We have the players for an offense; why dont their coaches do something with them besides running them into All-American guards all afternoon? We want to see something like the last three minutes of the Missouri game. Now and then, we would like to see Bill Jennings 1 offer a little encouragement to his players on the field, instead of putting the blame on fans who have been as loyal as any fans can be. Jennings told his Omaha audience, "This state can't ever really be great in anything. It's just too thinly popu- lated. If we are ever going to accomplish anything, we must hang together, east and west. But we seem to be f just like the rest of the world and are always fighting each other. Our football team is about as good as any- thing else we're trying to do in this area." i We who have made our homes in this state for a number of years take a dim view of this type of criticism. I If the coach of our football team has a defeatist attitude such as this, no wonder the players aren't up. As to the reference that the team is "about as good as anything else we're trying to do in this area," we just don't buy this view. Ferae Naturae QUAERE BR11SGIXG IP THE HEAVIES Most fans have been unusually patient in refraining from criticism of the way the team is being run, and we can think of more important things that we could be writ ing on. But there's one thing Nebraskans won't stand for and that's petty comments and criticism by a buck-passer. Nebraskan Letterip TW DaS Habrartaa tn aaMfti aaljr fhnaa IKtan arafck ara ata4. lattm artacklaa- tadlvMaala nt earr? U aatWa aama. Otftan aw aaa Mthli ar a fern nm. Lcitm ikoalt mot finH M nNi latter mem tat limit tw NitnikM laauiaa tha fltM a aaaaraaa Few Will Vote on Policy, But Rather on Personality Young Democrats President Replies To the editor: The University of Ne braska Young Democrats wish to sincerely thank you for your endorsement of United States Senator John F. Kennedy for United States President. As you already know, numerous papers across the United States have shared your endorsement, the New York Times and the Denver Post being the most prominent. We would also like to take this opportunity to urge all voting age students on the campus to exercise their privilege of voting on elec tion day. Again, your sup port and endorsement are greatly appreciated. University Young Democrats Don Ferguson President Answers Democrats' Call for Debate To the Editor: On Oct 25 the Young Democrats passed a resolu tion encouraging the two gubernatorial candidates, Frank Morrison and John Cooper, to enter into anoth er debate. They also "fur ther resolved that it would be in the interests of the future of the state of Ne braska that the Young Re publicans exert their influ ence in promoting such a debate ..." In regard to this resolu tion, I should like to point out the fact that Morrison and Cooper have debated the issues on several pre vious occasions. Are the Young Democrats not aware of this fact? In the second place, it is a highly unusual procedure to attempt to arrange a debate by resolution. If the Young Democrats are inter ested in promoting such a debate, it would be much more appropriate for them to simply arrange a time and ask the candidates to appear. The former tech nique of attempting to pro mote a debate by resolution smacks of the usual Demo crat strategy of trying to provoke the controversies and issues rather than try ing to achieve constructive results. Upon contacting Mr. Cooper's campaign manag er, it was found that the Senator's schedule has al ready been fully planned for the remaining time be fore the election. If the Young Democrats are in terested in promoting such a debate, they should have begun their tactics at an earlier date. Besides Sen ator Cooper's heavy sched ule, he does not feel it worthwhile to enter into a debate with an opponent who has not been able to con form to the prescribed and agreed upon rules of the debate on previous occa sion. It is obvious that the only reason Mr. Morrison is or has been interested in having a debate or joint appearance with Senator Cooper is because that is the only way Morrison can get an audience. It is easy for Mr. Morrison to criti cize Senator Cooper on his record because Morrison does not have to defend his record since he does not have one. Young Republicans Jan Rhoda President By Eric Sevareid Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge, who eagerly seeks the job of putting his shoulder to our constitutional fifth wheel, the vice-presidency, is not cele brated in the land of the k n o wledge able for pro fundity. Yet it is he who has blurted out the lumpy, un p a 1 a table truth that "we are in for 25 years of international tension.' P 1 mil Sevareid gunmen and African tribalism to the Communist obsession with world revolution. Now Lodge has gaily announced that all that stuff under the counter is just palliatives, plasters and concoctions not yet approved by the A.M.A Like most present day po liticians with the noble excep tion of Stevenson, the two Presidential candidates have been pandering, in effect, to that deep glandular urge we all feel but all know to be false the desire that history come to a stop, at least for a breathing spell. The Com munists not only know it will not stop but jam down the accelerator at every oppor- tunitv Knnsdtf nnrl Viynn He might have stretcnea j it too but onIy Udge the time-table even further, i proclaims it, in the tones of But, wnue ine djcj diy instrument that hoth n- pecking order may ordain dspeak only to God. there is no evidence that God has ever answered, so 25 years is a nounces and penetrates fog There are no "solutions," no magic formulae, American traditional belief to the con bold enough guess, even for trary. There are only allia tives, stop-gap preventatives and new experiments to be tried, for ours is the age of limited opportunities. That is why this campaign does not really represent a choice of "policies." The totally honest voter has to admit to himself a Brahmin devoid of doubts, without the double-check of a countdown from on high. Lodge is Dennis the Men ace in this campaign. In his barging insouciance he fails to detect the raiment on naked emperors, and with this blunt THAT WAS VBfc'BEAin'iPX, Daily Nebraskan Member Associated CoUrrizU Trtm. International Press Kepresentatfve: National Advertising Service, Incorporated Published at: Boom 29, Student Union, Lincoln, Nebraska. SEVENTY-ONE TEARS OLD 14th & R Telephone HE 2-7831, ext. 4225. 4228. 4227 ftafcarrtattaa ratr we R fr mnW ar U tar the arasrtnl r-r. . t".n .-"l"" ti."?.ntt'x " I" Liarata. Ktfcnufca, aarr tat art ml Arot 4. llt. Taa DMIr JCrbnMkaa a Mm4sr, Tanaar. Wratomaay n4 Tit- fcr 4 aria rhm trhot rear, nrrv orl Taraibm ant nun ay atwfncM af the Catverwtty af ebraka miT aatttorliatlna of tht Omrnttt aa gftatat Affair nm aa rinprmaioa af tlaorat aninlna. rahllrattna irnW thr Hrttrtta af tfee gntfiBMnltte aa ta4mt PahH-atlm ofcalt hr fm from vdib-rtal aeita aa the part af tat ftanrommlttr ar aa rV part af aar enoa otM the ralrrrMtr. The mrmhrn af lh Dill? rekaa utaff are arranattr rrrwa1Me tar what tbej aar. ar aa, at came to ha arlate4. rearaarjr (. INS. rorroBML wtatt MJtar ' ft-rw Pnhmtr, ,mm Calhaaa rm 1Am Katva Ianc fart t.mm Hal It row At !"". EaUar Oral Umbrroa Civr tHm Pal Draa. Ana M-nrr, Orrtrhra hrtlbrr K Wmrra Warm rt(,. Itmrm Hohlfirth limmr autf rTrttrra. .Vmarj Brasra. elm remit. Kaarr for, Wno4 Sitht r K4ttT pt Draa BISIXW STAFF waa Maearer Rtaa Katmaa AnMtsvt Hu.ln. Miwn ...,la rrrraona. Chip Kalilm. i.hn hrhntfirr CrrahMta Maaafrr tHoti Kaff CaaatOe Maaaer , Jen haea prophecy be has cheerfully that he just doesn't know denied the Implication of near- whether eettine roueh with ly everything Nixon and Ken-' Castro will "solve" that prob nedy have been saying. Theyjiem any better than adopting have been suggesting in their 'what the British call "master sales pitches that they keep iv inactivity:" he doesn't jremedies just under the coun-; know whether giving up or iur m uur uis, irom tduin (defending those off-shore is- I lands is the better way of I avoiding war with China; he i has not the faintest notion whether delivering atomic arms to Germany or withhold ing them gives the better prospect of quieting Russia in Europe, whether we should encourage De Gaulle to be tougher or more lenient with the Algerian nationalists, whether tight or easy credit offers the better long-t e r m prospect for our economy. So only a relative few will cast their vote on policy. More will vote on party and the vast majority will vote jon personality. YVoodrow Wil son once said that the na tional instinct is "for unified 'action and it craves a single ' leader ... A President whom it trusts cannot only lead it, , but form It to his own Views." iThfs is still true, 50 years later. Even in our age of innlse-takinf. endless commit tees and commissions of ex perts dedicated to "finding the way," we tall back on the sim ple, tribal instinct of -choosing a Man. In any case, the problems of America and the world are now so fluid and unpredict able that present "policy po sitions" are almost meaning less. What counts are the intelligence, understanding, emotional balance, and, above all, the strength and will of the human morta we assign to the frightful task of trying the new experiments, j Little wonder that in the tele i vision debates the ountry has jbeen weighing two men, not 3 dlsE. jit J THAT 0JA5 BSStmizS'S SONATA N0.11,C?J5 22 Z NOOJ YOU HAVE LITTLE BViTTLE BccfHCV'cN If; AROUND OV AND UNDB? AW A4NTAL BLOCK I two arguments. I have been trying to do the same, reas sembling my own impressions of Nixon and Kennedy over the years. They are these, in part: Both men have been deeply ingle-mindedly dedicated to If-education in public af airs. Both are work horses either would accomplish in day three times what Eisen hower accomplishes. Kennedy has the wider lib eral education, though he is by no means the literary scholar his handy quotations from the classics would sug gest. Kennedy is liberal by conviction; Nixon is liberal through political pragmatism and has no systematic, phil osophlcal base to his thinking, Nixon assumes middletclass mores and values to be the the normal life he has nev er known any other; Kennedy is fundamentally indifferent to them. Neither is a religious man (as Eisenhower is not) all the public posturing to the contrary. Nixon s self-confidence is somewhat febrile; Kennedy's goes to the roots of his being I would say that he is .the whole man, save that in his absolute lack of fear, self doubts or awe of the presi dency there is something dis turbing, as with those medal- wmning infantrymen in the war whom psyhiatnsts on eluded lacked some chord or nerve cell normal to men. By the same token, Kennedy is devoid of self-pity, while Nix on can indulge in it. In the sense that their am bitions rule their lives and the lives of tbelr intimates. both men are Intensely self centered. Nixon is sensitive to the hurts suffered by him self; Kennedy Is sensitive neither" to his own hurts nor to those suffered by others. As President, Nixon would act a great deal of the time with an eye to the. votes for his re-election. Kennedy's u preme confidence would make him less cautious and calcu lating in this respect. I am not at all sure that Kennedy is a more intelligent or conscientious man than Nixon. What I feel quite sure of is that he is a stronger man, the kind of human crea ture who can make a fateful decision and, like Harry Tru man, sleep soundly in his bed. Project Engineer To Speak Wednesday Frank Marshall, project engineer for Collin's Radio Co., will address University Engineers Wednesday on "Project Mercury Communi cation." Marshall will explain the conditions and equipment necessary for the program. He has had experience in both air traffic control sys tems and radar fire control systems. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Richards and is open to all engineers and guests. Is there a difference be tween the, meaning of the word "independent" and the meaning of the word "greek?" Aside from the rather su perficial social distinctions which are rapidly disap pearing, this columnist would say no. The in dependents are a group dominated by outside infla ences, the university being predominate; they are at tempting to organize them selves so that they may have a more effective voice On campus. The greeks are a group dominated from the out side, alums and the admin istration dividing the power. The greeks are also attempting to recover their shattered and chaotic forces so that they too may have a voice in running their own affairs. Only one important dis tinction appears. The inde pendents are not judged either on this campus or across the stage as being responsible for the individ ual or loosely organized ac tivities of their group. The greeks are most definitely judged as a group and are held to account for their activities. Paradoxically enough they have little more real power to govern their members. The university teaches us that the first canon of political responsibility is that these that are to be held responsible for a par ticular function must x be given sufficient power in order that they might carry out that function. It is true that the univer sity has delegated the pow er to control its individuals in theory to the I.F.C., etc., but it is obvious that this delegation is phoney and exists only as long as the fraternity system passes out the same justice that the good dean would en force. In addition that fra ternity and sorority sys tems have very little method to control their in dividual members. The very nature of the social relation makes this prac tically impossible. Under the circumstances we see no reason why the individuals involved in such an affair cannot be treated as individuals. In the Crete incident justice would have been obtained by punishing every individual involved by placing each on proba tion, not the fraternity. Such an action would have put a far more effective curb on individual actions, since individuals customar ily are more frightened of harm to themselves than harm to their social group. It is easy to writ momma that the guys (sic) got your house in trouble. It is pretty hard to explain why you were pig drunk. It is also much e a s i e r to find and apartment than to be told that the next time you will be expelled. 0 k C5 I l . J aA (Author of "I Wat a Teen-age Dvarf," "The Many Love of Dobie GiUii," etc.) THE PARTY WEEKEND: ITS CAUSE AND CURE With the season of party weekends almost upon us, my mail of late has been flooded with queries from young inmates of women's colleges wishing to know how one conducts one's self when one has invited a young gentleman for a weekend, so let us today take up this burning issue. Weil, my dear girls, the first thing is rsmetnber is that your young gentleman is far from home and frightened. Put him at his ease. You might, for instance, surprise him by having his mother sitting in a rocker on the station platform when he gets off the train. Next, what kind of corsage should you send your young gentle man? Well, my beloved maidens, orchids are always acceptable. So, indeed, are phlox and delphinium. In fact, most any flora will serve. Do try, however, to avoid carnivorous plants. If you find, my esteemed fillies, that your local florist has run out of stock, do not be dismayed. Make a corsage out of paper. But pick good, stiff, durable paper-twenty dollar bills, for example. Remember at all times, my fond wenches, to show your young gentleman courtesy and consideration. Open doors for him, walk on the traffic side of the path, assist him to the punch bowl, sip his parka, light his Marlboros. (What, you ask, if he doesn't smoke Marlboros? Ridiculous, my precious nymphs! Of course, be smokes Marlboros! Don't you? Don't I? Doesn't everybody who knows a hawk from a handsaw? What other cigarette gives you such a lot to like? Such easy-drawing filtration? Such unfiltered taste? Such soft pack or flip-top box? No other, my tweet minxes, no other. Marlboro stands alone, and any maa worthy of you, my estimable damsels, is bound to be a Marlboro man.) if .! j avs -r-Ji- If you will follow the simple instructions stated above, my good lasses, you will find that you have turned your young gentleman into a fast and fervent admirer. There is nothing quite like a party weekend to promote romance. I am in mind of a party weekend some years ago at Miss Pomfritt's Seminary for well-born females in West Linotype, Ohio. 8erafina Sigafoos, a sophomore at this institution, majoring in napkin folding, sent an invitation to a young man named Fafnir Valve, a junior at the Joyce Kilmer School of Forestry, majoring in sap and boles. Serafina had been ape for Fafnir since high school, but Fafnir preferred a girl named Gelia Fleshwound, the high school drum majorette who once threw a baton so high she impaled a south bound mallard. Anyhow, Serafina sent an invitation to Fafnir, and he came, and she showered him with kindness and cuff links, and then he went away, and Serafina sat anxiously by the mailbox, wondering whether she would ever hear fro him again. Sure enough, two weeks later she got a letter: "Dear Serafina, Can you let me have fifty bucks? Yours, Fafnir." Whimpering with ecstasy, she ran to the bank and withdrew the money and mailed it to him. From then on, she got the same request every week, and as a result, she became very well acquainted with Ralph T. Involute, teller of the West Linotype Bank and Trust Co., and their friendship ripened into love, and today they are happily married and live in Stamen, Oregon, where Ralph is in the extruded molasses game and 8erafina a hydrant e,aM- Beery weekend Urn party weekend with Marlbony-or Mart bon $ unaltered companion cigarette mild, flavorful Philip MorrU. Try the newet Philip MorrU-ihe national king tit Commander. Have m Commander welcome uoonrd!