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    Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1960
Page 2
The Nebraskon
Conservatives Have l
Illogical Patriotism j
Sometime back in the dark ages, a conservative
Daily Nebraskan editor bought subscription to a bulletin
known as "Human Event; The Washington Newsletter."
It arrives faithfully every week and nearly as faithfully
It finds its way into the circular file.
We never throw it away without scanning it, how
ever, and recently we took a closer look at suggestions
by the newsletter to fight t h e .programs proposed by
President-elect Kennedy. These suggestions include buy
ing Goldwater pins, buttons, bumper stickers and color
postcards "to identify yourself with all those who want to
support Goldwater during the coming 'Hundred Days,'
when the liberal-labor forces will attempt to steamroller
the Democratic platform through Congress. Also sug
gested is the organizing of a "Resistance Movement" in
communities. Goals of this movement would be to resist
high taxes, big spending, inflation, socialism and the
"hundred days." It is in the American tradition for pa
triots to call together their friends when a crisis like the
Kennedy Revolution confronts the American people,''
comments the newsletter.
Since when has it been in the American tradition to
resist the desires of the majority? No matter how tiny
the margin may be, the recorded vote shows we have
elected a President, one who deserves the support of all
the people, rather than those who would destroy us with
unpatriotic and narrow minded "resistance movements."
From the Editor: '
A Liberal View
By Herb Probasco
Somewhat o u t of practice as far as sitting at the
typewriter is concerned, I have decided to share the ex
periences of my most recent jaunt to Mecca, namely
New York Gity. As my predecessor and substitute Carroll
Kraus told you, I was attending the national convention
of Sigma Delta Chi, formerly known as a professional
journalistic fraternity, but changed by this convention
to professional journalistic society, since the Internal
Revenue boys don't recognize fraternities, professional
or social, as tax exempt groups.
This was the first time the New York City chapter
(known as the deadline club) has hosted the convention
and they made up for any lost time. All luncheons and
receptions were sponsored by newspapers and broad
casting networks and included places such as the Pin
nacle Club, located on the 42nd floor of the Socony
Mobil building with a fantastic view of city lights in all
four directions; the new world headquarters of Time
and Life, a rather ugly structure which made me
wonder if Henry Luce had not designed it over his lunch
hours; and the Overseas Press Club.
Our program, a very tight one, included talks by
Gov. Michael DiSalle of Ohio; Rep. John Moss (Dem.,
CaL), chairman of the House subcommittee on Govern
ment information, who was presented the first freedom
award for his work in the field of freedom of information
among the Washington bureaucrats (a subject which I
shall deal with in somewhat greater length at a later
date); -Turner Catledge, managing editor of the New
York Times; Pierre Salinger and Herbert Klein, repsec
tive press secretaries to President elect Kennedy and
Vice President Nixon, who discussed whether the press
was fair during the campaign (they generally concluded
that with exceptions on both sides the reporting was un
biased and the coverage fair); Gov. Nelson Rockefeller,
who gave only a mediocre speech, but is a tremendous
politician with a very distinctive appeal; and Dr. Frank
Stanton, president of Columbia Broadcasting System,
and the individual repsonsible for the great debates. His
analysis of the worth of the debates was the high point
of the speakers.
The convention concluded with a tour of the United
Nations. All tours at the U.N. end at the gift shop and I
gave in and came home with two pieces of hand carved
teakwood from Kenya, a letter opener and a native war
rior with spear and shield.
Entertainment was kept at a minimum because of
the lengthy business sessions and many programs. How
ever, the evenings were kept free for the most part and
I managed to squeeze in a play, "The Best Man," a com
edy about the behind scenes goings on at a presidential
nominating convention. Typical of all stage plays these
days, it included every form of moral laxity, ranging
from infidelity and homosexuality to dirty politics. If any
readers want to avoid the wrong shows, this is one well
worth passing up.
However, I can't pass up the chance to rave about
"The Sound of Music." Having not seen "South Pacific"
as a stage show, I can't comment first hand, but persons
who nave seen both say the former is the better. There
can be no disputing that it is as fine a show playing any
where, presently. The choregraphy and the music are
"soundsational" as one reviewer termed it. When Mary
Martin first appears, her winning smile and sparkling
eyes project a feeling to the members of the audience
that few performers could duplicate.
My only other venture outside the confines of the
hotel was to Greenwich village to look up a friend. It was
a big disappointment, as most of the villagers looked no
more beat than I and the coffee houses were hardly un
usual. My travelogue is completed and I can go back to
saving my pennies for a trip to next year's convention in
Miami Beach.
Daily Nebraskan
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From the University Press
Johnson Autobiography
Deserves Wide Reading
xv You've in the Hms of ouacks.
HarvardStudentft Staff Viexcs
Just A Thought
Aid Negro Girls
Cambridge, Mass. (UPS)
I A group of Harvard gradu
i ate students have initiated
i a campaign to send letters,
! gifts and Christmas cards
to the four Negro girls who
have been enrolled in New
Orleans public schools.
"We feel that friendly
i greetings from persons all
! over the nation would do
! much to offset the daily
! hurt and anguish that these
i little girls experience," said
I a Harvard spokesman.
! The Harvard men also
! hope to get enough dona
I tions for a college scholar
I ship for at least one of the
j girls.
The response to the plan
; so far has been very enthu
I siastic, the spokesman said,
i Several elementary and
secondary schools in the
I Boston area have undertak
I en a letter writing cam
i paign as a class project,
i and Boston newscast
! ers and disc jockeys are
! urging their listeners to
i write.
Last week Harvard stu
i dents posted a large photo
of one of the children in
I Harvard Square, accom
j panied by a large card to
I be signed and sent to the
i girls as a token of support.
Not Guilty
By Myron Papadakis
Bob Nye
To our dismay and dis
gust we find upon opening
past issues of the Rag in
the Want Ad section un
der "p e r s o n a 1" "If you
don't believe in the Glorifi
cation of Militarism then
don't attend the Military
Ball." Can it be that a
sane and thinking college
student actually spent cen
tavo's to place that ad in
front of the public. To the
author of such, "Are you
Again it is times, for the
gala and extravagant Mili
tary Ball. As in the past
the various ROTC units will
parade their graduating
seniors and their ladies into
a spotlight and then down
into a grand march, at
which time the Honorary
Commandant, and the serv
ice queens will be an
nounced. To many the Military
Ball is just another formal
expensive dance. To oth
ers, generally the paid
spectators, the Military
Ball is "just darling."
These spectators have
come to be given a show,
and they will leave satis
fied. The ' sharp uniforms
and beautiful gowns com
bined with the formal atti
tude and unique backdrops
does indeed constitute quite
a show.
Thisv however, is not the
real purpose behind the
ball. In fact, the purpose
for the ball is perhaps too
well hidden. We don't be
lieve that many persons
Without seeming to attack
the campus police for one
isolated incident, it seems
it is necessary to find a so
lution to this problem so
that it does not re-occur in
the future.
I think one step in that
direction might be for the
campus police to show a
little concern for their ac
tion. Another idea might be
for the police to decide whe
ther the campus force or
the Lincoln City force has
jurisdiction over the 16th
street area, especially in
front of the Girl's Dorm.
This seems to be the area
of greatest concern, not
only to the drinking viola
tions but to the parking
ticket industry.
To digress for a minute,
why is it that the parking
iaws around the campus are
enforced to the fullest de
gree, while the moving vio
lations seem to reap only a
slight per centage of the
fine income. Which is more
important, the steady in
come from parking .tickets
or the safety of the stu
dents' To get back to the sub- KUON-TV PluMS
ject at hand, with a limited
Xt?SE?-ii&. HolidayProgram
where we are taught . , . ,
to learn to reason for our- o Ui ve r .ity coral
KUON-TV uus unnsimas sea
son. "Sixty Men Singing," will
be presented 'live' by the
Varsity Glee Club Dec. 19 at
7 p.m. and replayed by means
of video-tape Dec. 27 at 8:30
"Music for Christmas." will
be presented by the Wesley
Foundation Choir Dec. 19 at
8 p.m. and repeated Dec. 26
at 7 p.m.
Christmas stories will be
Two University choral
Dec. 21 and 26.
"Christmas from the Sky"
is scheduled for Dec. 22.
By Dave Calhoun
selves and think out every
thing before answering, an
officer of the law can say
whether or not his force
has the legal right to in
spect the inside of any auto
on campus "with reason
able justification," when in
fact this area has been a
field of Constitutional ques
tion for many years. Even
today, the court system has
not been able to clearly
judge one way or the other.
Maybe Captain Masters
should check his C.J.S.
Maybe it would beneift
the student body if the cam
pus police would bring to
the attention of the students
some of these policies. I
realize they distribute sev
eral pamphlets at the be
gining of the year, but I
don't think this is enough.
I don't expect any re
sponse to this column from
the campus police, for it
seems evident that the stu
dents at this University are
the only ones responsible
for their actions.
v It's just a thought.
realize that this ball is ded
icated to those men who
are willing to accept with-out-hesitation
the responsi
bility of being an officer in
one of our services. This
ball is to honor those peo
ple who in addition to being
a ollege student is also a
military cadet.
Even while in attendance
to this fine ball it is easy
to envision a jet pilot fly
ing over a darkened and
perhaps snow covered Ne
braska plain, alone with his
thoughts and his job; or the
Lt. jg on board a sub on
patrol somewhere in the
North Atlantic, who, per
haps bored with the slow
passage of time, is thinking
of his days as a Middie at
N.U., or the G.I. looking
forward to the holiday sea
son perhaps some 5,000
miles from the U.S.A.
All these men, service
men, are men with a job.
That job is protecting our
lives and that of our coun
try by being prepared to
give their own. Perhaps to
some it takes war to show
how necessary they are.
Then, as we have said,
the purpose for the ball is
to in some way honor those
that have committed them
selves, and are desirous of
being officers in the finest
armed forces in the world.
Our sole advice to "Per
sonal Columns" is save
your $4.00 by not attending
the ball and save more by
saving your literary tal
ents. Those who attend will,"
we tire sure, have an enjoy
able and entertaining eve
ning even if "militarism"
is encouraged.
Pioneer's Progress: An
Autobiography by Alvln
Johnson. Foreword by Max
Lerner. Lincoln: University
of Nebraska Press, 1960,
413 pp. $1.85.
Reviewed by
E. David Cronon
This book deserves a
wide audience at the Uni
versity of Nebrasha. For
it is the vastly entertaining
and inspiring life story of
one of the University's most
eminent graduates.
Alvin Johnson, the son of
Danish immigrants, grew
up on a pioneer homestead
near Dakota City. After
studying at the University
in the 1890's, he went on to
a distinguished career as a
professor of economics at
a half dozen of the best
universities of the country,
including a brief stint at
his alma mater. A brilliant
teacher with a restless,
probing mind, Johnson was
no mere pedant. For many
years he served on the edi
torial board of the liberal
New Republic magazine.
He was the chief editor of
the monumental Encyclo
pedia of the Social Science.
And he helped organize and
for twenty years headed
the New School for Social
Research, a pioneering ven
ture in adult education in
New York City.
As Max Lerner points out
in a perceptive foreword,
this is no ordinary autobi
ography "it is a life, an
age, an education." As such
it deserves to rank with
Henry Adams, "Education"
and with Lincoln Steffens.
Moreover, Johnson's style
is eminently readable. Ne
braskans will chuckle over
his witty recollections of
University life in earlier
days for example, his de
scription of his young
math instructor, the dapper
Lieutenant John J. Per
shing, whose soul, he notes,
"appeared to have been
formed on the pattern of
'Present arms!' "
This book is one of the
first titles to appear in the
new Bison paperback series
of the University of Nebras
ka Press. If this is a rep
resentative sample, it will
be a distinguished series.
Nebraskan Letterip
Hubbie Corrects
Wife's Economics
To the editor:
Mrs. Fout's recent letter
to Al Bennett is quite pos
sibly justified, but your In
correct usage of the term
"inelastic demand" shows
that you were probably
sleeping at the wrong time
in Dr. Hall's Ec. 191 class.
"Inelastic demand" re
fers to the idea that people
will continue to purchase
in like amounts regardless
of the price (within reason).
Your enthusiastic remarks
were fine, but I think that
you were referring to the
"elastic demand" for food
items, which, I am sure, the
Union is undoubtedly exper
iencing. In the future, please allow
me to proofread any letters
which you compose in a fit
of justified anger.
Darrell Foutj
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