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Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1960
Daily Iowan Takes
Aii Uneasy Look Ahead
The following editorial aopeared In a recent Issue of
The Daily Iowan. The views expressed are not necessarily
those of The Dally Nebraskan.
Students of history are quick to tell us that there is
nothing very new about prophets of doom and destruction.
Almost since the beginning of time, society seems to
have had someone who could and would stand up among
his fellows and scream to usually deaf ears of foibles and
follies, and foretell a dismal future for this or that partic
ular civilization. -
But, though many of their predictions over the period
of years undoubtedly come to pass, mankind has so far
managed to overcome the jungle of his own society, out
. lasting famine, war and pestilence, and is still involved
with something that pretends to be building better
In the 1960's fewer people should starve, or freeze,
or be shot, or perish from plagues than in any other dec
ade in recorded history. Man and science have provided
new horizons for the acquisition of comfort, safety, health,
and longevity. This is as true Ift Red China and the Congo
as it is in the United States. Regardless of how. much or .,
little we have, it is more than our grandfathers had.
Opportunities to build a better world are everywhere
manifold new technologies, healthier people, more
money, improved communication, more-than-adequate
natural resources, superior methods of education, and
more time to promulgate those methods.
. . -
The slogan of the "great depression" was, "Good
Times Ahead." To repeat this today can brand you as
naive, just stupid, or something of a perpetual virgin rac
ing down the proverbial primrose path to a very painful
awakening. A really realistic look at the world around us
gives little hope of peace, plenty, or tranquility. The
soothsayers of toil and trouble somehow seem to have the
option on an all too probable outlook.- - "-; -
The cold war struggle for men's minds, rattling
sabers in Red China, perfection of hydrogen warfare,
super missile-launching submarines, ICBMs, and the
grim examples of the nature of man in the streets of New
Orleans, Caracas, and Leopoldville. At periods in history,
it was the crossbow of the first metal axe instead of nu
clear fission. But the continuum, the tendency,"" the pro
pensity goes on and suggests that all of this will always
exist somewhere, someplace if not everyplace.
Even the unthinkable consequences of the conquering
of outer space contributes an ethereal feeling of vast ap
prehension with regard to the future.
So it must be admitted that the spokesmen for the
Apocalypse have plenty of grist with which to feed their
mills. As they grind, the position of the optimist seems
more and more tenable.
Perhaps the words written by a poet-pessimist in the
last century more adequately describes the world scene
today and the impossible and deplorable position in which
mankind is cast.
In "Dover Beach'," Mathew Arnold penned in part:
"And here we are, as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night."
A Strong Cabinet
The nomination of Dean Rusk, head of the Rocke
feller Foundation as secretary of state in the new ad
ministration comes not as a complete surprise, but he
was certainly a dark horse.
It would seem to support the contention of many that
Kennedy will be his own secretary of state.
At the same time, the two one time front runners
for the leading foreign policy post, Adlai Stevenson and
Chester Bowles took jobs as ambassador to the United
Nations and undersecretary of state, respectively. The
three plus already named assistant secretary G. Men
nen Williams form a solid core of experience In foreign
We were disappointed that Stevenson was passed up
for secretary of state, but he certainly won't be out in
the cold in the United Nations. The reputation built by
Henry Cabot Lodge during his term brought added re
spect to the position and it can be sure that Stevenson
will continue to represent this country with mature
judgment and solid leadership. '
Several major posts remain to be filled by the
President Elect. However, 'the choice he has already
made, for the large part have been men of outstanding
public records and strong character. It is hoped that he
continues in the same manner in the coming weeks.
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To the editor:
I Bright and early Monday
morning I whipped eagerly
I to Adminy Hall to pick up ,
my copy of the second se
mester schedule book.
Needless to ( say,, there was
a mob of anxious students
clustered about the regis
I trar's window, beings the
presses rolled a little late
1 this year.
Of course I pushed my
way to the front of t h e
I crowd so I could get my
pulsating palm on one of
the first freshly-printed edi-
tions, and upon receiving it,
I I pondered the included in-
formation in order to set up
I my schedule. As I looked
I through the small, rather
I chubby booklet, I began to
wonder at my cerebral pow-
ers of concentration. (This
i was not the first time I had
wondered at such.) A cute
little informative word
I "PREQ" appeared nearly
everywhere, and several
I sections of one eight o'clock
1 class were labeled "Section
I 1." This was interesting.
"I noticed t h a' t several
classes occurred at such
times as 14, 15, and
o'clock, and this also made
1 me wonder. The only times
I have ever heard of such
a time system being used is
for a countdown at Cape
Canaveral and in the U.S.
military services. Previous
ly, I had not known that
the University was connect
ed with either of these ritu- -alistic
Needless to say, the book
contained not one drop of
explanation on its proper
use and care.
After researching this
problem (and it seems to be
a big fat one) further, I find
that there is actually an
amazingly sound reason for
not listing prerequisites
and correct sections and
for using the military time
sytem. As I understand it,
this condensation will save
punching TWO holes in the
IBM cards. This, fellow stu-
dents, is unbelievable.
Think of it. A stupendous
advancement! What could
be the results of this un
fathomable step? Lower tu
ition? IBM machines re
placing the administrative
secretarial staff? The con
sequences are unthinkable!
My research also showed
that next year administra
tration plans to pull fill cards
via an IBM maching. Just
think pretty soon they'll
be able to place one timid,
unknowing freshman into
an IBM machine, press a
button which will instill
multitudinous quantities of
knowledge, and produce a
wise and worldy senior.
Ah . . . progress.
The consequences are,
seriously, unthinkable. Es
pecially for the student who
really needs to know pre
requisites (and can't fihd
them out from his adviser
who is supposed to know
everything and rarely
knows anything). So carry
around a college catalog,
you say. This way it takes
only about four times as
P ffl jflQ''
I o n g to set up your sched
ule, after consulting your
college catalog and coincid
ing its information wit&th
data contained in the new,
small, chubby, IBM-produced
Seems as though when
such a step as this is taken
the long-range good of the
project s h o u 1 d be consid
ered only in the light of the
present situation . . . not in
the light' of saving the
punching of two holes in an
To the editor:
Mrs. Fouts recent letter
to Al Bennett is quite pos
sibly justified, but her in
correct usage of the term
"inelastic demand" shows
Under the new management
of Larry Roderick, Jim
Desch and Bruce McGrath,
KNUS, campus radio station,
will carry new program fea
"Mannatten melodies," a
program presented by the
United States Air Force as a
public service will begin at
10:15 p.m. and feature such
stars as Doris1 Day, H o g y
CarmichaeL Pat Boone, and
Roderick has been named
as general manager, Desch
as advertising manager and
McGrath as promotion man
ager. Others remaining on the
staff are Ken Allen, program
director. Vera Killion. chief
engineer, and Roger Dodson,
music director. '
News coverage of the cam
pus has been changed and
now is beard on the program
"Pulse of the Campus." If
anyone wants to request num
bers they may call the Uni
versity number HE 2-7631, ex
tension 3Z65 or 3288. Requests
will be played between 8 p.m.
and S p.m. and 10 p.m. and
12 midnight each week night.
Due to a complete overhaul
ing of the station's transmit
ter programs can now be
heard ' in Love, Burr and
Fedde Halls on Ag Campus
as well as on city campus.
Phi Chi Thcta
Phi Ghi Theta, national pro
fessional business women's
fraternity, has received na
tional and district recogni
tion. , . ';.;
A certificate was awarded
to the chapter for ranking
first in the south central dis
trict and fifth nationally over
the past two year period. The
award was based on effici
ency rating points of the
group's activity record sent
to the national office.
Treasurer Ray Burcham re
ceived one of three national
scholarships worth $150 given
by the organization.
that she was probably
sleeping at the wrong time
in Drj Hall's Ec 191 class.
--"I,ijelastic demand"! re
fers to the idea that people
will continue to purchase
in like amounts regardless
of the price (within reason).
Her enthusiastic remarks
were fine, but I think that
she was referring to the
"elastic demand" for food,
items, which, I am sure,
the Union is undoubtedly
In the future, Mrs.
Fouts, please allow me to
proofread any letter which
you compose in a fit of
This - letter - is - reprinted
because of an error In
wording by The Dally Ne
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In words of one syllable (e;;i:u0e that word syllabi:)
the old fox is now going to oversimflify same very
simple ideas. .
Some things the administration does are bad. Some
are good; Some things Dick Masters does are bad. Some
are good. Most have no eii-jt as Dl-k is not really, too
important, (or few other people who maki mis t-Lesl).
I like to drink. I do not like to be observed drinking
by those elected to guard our safety.
I feel that the school officials could pay more atten
tion to a studious atmosphere (air, etc.)
I ran across a very nice and well meated chicken
the other dav. I like her. She is not sure about me. I don't
blame her. I would be nicer to her, but I am a dumb
This letter is only written for those dumb enough to
be in college.
Thare are many of you who say the following: the
paper never has ho news; the paper is too simple; the
paper is too complicated; I don't like anything. "
All of those in the above group are advised to (a) do
something, (b) write some more complicated thoughts
for us., (c) learn to read (d) get drunk and stay that way.
If any of you feel like romping in a barnyard rather
than studying go ahead and do so. You're not getting any
younger and most University students are pretty well
cinches to be modest failures.
Everyone on campus will be pleased by this message.
It is short. It is clear. It applies to all. It is constructive.
It is universally sound advice. It is: be nice to every
body except those you do not feel like being nice to
Off to the den for a long winters nap, mostly illicit,
mostly bitter, and almost entirely non-constructive.
More resident students at
tend the University than non
resident, outstate students, ac
cording to figures released
by Dr. Floyd Hoover, regis
trar. The total enrollment finds
87 per -cent of the 8,261 stu
dents -Tn 10 colleges are in
This total does not include
students at- the Medical Col
lege at Omaha, junior divi
sion students, students at
large, students in night
courses and those taking cour
ses by correspondence.
DECK THE HALLS
The time has come to make out our Christmas shopping lists,
for Christmas will be upon us quicker than you can say Jack
Robinson. (Have you ever wondered, incidentally, about the
origin of this interesting phrase "Quicker than you can say
Jack Robinson"? Well sir, the original phrase w:i French
"Plus vite que de dire Jacques Robespierre." Jack Robinson is,
as everyone knows, an anglicization of Jawiue Robespierre who
was, as everyone knows, the famous figure from the French
Revolution who, as everyone knows, got murdered in his bath
by Danton, Murat, Caligula, and Aaron Burr.
(The reason people started saying "Quicker than you can my
Jacques Robecpierre (or Jack Robinson as he is called in English
speaking countries)" is quite an interesting little story. It seems
. that Rol)e,spierre's wife, Georges Sand, got word of the plot to
murder her husband in his bath. All she had to do to save his
life was call his name and warn him. But, alas, quicker than
she could say Jacques Roliespierre, she received a telegram from
her old friend Frederic Chopin who wa down in Majorca setting
lyrics to his immortal "Warsaw Concerto." Chopin said he
needed Georges Band's help desperately because he could not
find a rhyme for "Warsaw." Naturally, Georges Hand could not
refuse such an urgent request.
(Well sir, Georges Sand went traipsing off to Majorca, but
before she left she told her little daughter Walter that noinc bad
men were coming to murder daddy in his lnth, and (.he in
structed Walter to shout Robespierre's name when the bad men
arrived. But Walter, alas, had been sea-bathing that morning
on the Riviera, and she had come home loaded with sea shells
and salt water taffy, and when the bad men came to murder
Robespierre, Walter, alas, was chewing a big wad of salt water
taffy and could not get her mouth open in time to about a
warning. Robexpicrre, alas, was murdered quicker than you
could about Jacques Robespierre (or Jack Robinson aa he is
called in the Englih-eaking countries).
(There is, I am pleased to report, one aruall note of .cheer in
tbig grisly tale. When Georges fciand got to Majorca where
Chopin was setting lyrics to his immortal "Warsaw Concerto,"
ahe was happily able to help him find a rhyme for'"Warsaw,"
as everyone knows who has heard those haunting lyrics;
In the fair town of Warsaw,
Which h'apoleon's horse tnu; 1
Singing cockles and mussels, aliix aline of)
But I digreM.
Wc were speaking of Christma gifts. What we all strive to d
at Chmtmas w, of course, to find unusual, offbeat, different
gilts for our friends. May I suggest then a carton of Marlboro
What? YouyeasU)nrshed7 You had not thought of Marlboro!
as unusual, offbeat, different? You had regarded them as familiar,
reliable smokes whose excellence varied not one iot or ttl
frorr. ear to year?
True. All true. But at the same lime, Mariboros are unusual,
offbeat, different, because every time you try one, it's like th
first time The flavor never palls, never get hackneved. Each
Marlboro is a fresh delight, a pristine treasure, and if you want
all your friends to clap their hands and exclaim, "Yes, Virginia,
there mi a Santa Claua!" you will put them at the very top of
jvui viiiiuiitta not.
And tor further Yulettdt JK. ,c, Marlboro1 non filtered
companion etgarttts, mild, flavorful Philip Morrtsln regu
lar tst or the $ensallonnl new king-size Commurider. lou'tf
os welcome eboardt
This figure is close to the
14 per cent that Hoover pre
dicted non-residents to be.
Mala ar Female
Ollefe N. carolled)
Afrtculture Male (606)
Arta and Science Male (1146)
Professional Male (196
(Aullior of "I Wat a Teen-ufe Duarf", "The Many
Loves of Dobie (rillk", tie.)
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