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    The Nebraskan
Monday, 3:
Page 2
From the editor i
A Liberal View
By Herb Probasco
In place of its regular Tuesday issue tomorrow, The
Daily Nebraskan is publishing an experimental magazine
issue designed to stimulate a little serious thinking on the
part of the 8,000 plus Cornhuskers. This may be a real
challenge what with final exam cramming, but we are
willing to take the chance, and, besides, you can always
come back to it if you should find yourself pressed for
Included are five articles, three of which are critical
essays, one descriptive essay and a profile of a faculty
member. The authors are all men, unfortunately, but
there is a good variety and at least one of the pieces
should interest everyone. All of them interested us and
represent a good cross section of talent on the campus.
We had hoped for more participation by the student
body, as tomorrow's issue by no means represents the
entire expository element of the campus- Perhaps the
magazine will serve to prod those who were embarrassed
to submit anything for consideration and possible pub
lication. The majority of the contributors are novices
with little or nothing in the way of previous published
writings. However, this is not to be held against anybody,
since we all have to begin somewhere sooner or later,
providing we have an idea or a point that we wish to
espouse. And most of us do, though most are often too
slow to take advantage of an opportunity to take to the
If the mazagine idea is generally accepted and it looks
as though students would not react violently against a one
day delay in the social column or some other of the
popular features of our sheet, the second semester staff
very likely will consider taking the bold step of publish
ing another issue in the spring.
We do not view this edition as a way out of working
for an afternoon. There would be easier ways to do this.
We would like to think of it as a service to the campus
and the student body. If you read it, then we have ac
complished our purpose. If you go a little farther and
do something about it, for example, write us a letter
or, better yet, submit an article for the next issue. Then
we will know that you read it. If you don't read it, you
stab yourself in the back; you admit that all the things
that are said about apathetic students on this campus are
true, that we are the wet powder of what has been
termed as the explosive generation, the still silent mem
bers of the silent generation- So, we have done our part;
you must take it from here.
Acknowledgements for assistance in this issue go to
all the contributors, to Prof. Wilbur Gaffney of the Eng
lish department who solicited contributions through his
classes and to other faculty members who aided the
Nebraskan in publicizing the plans for the magazine
and of course to those students whose material appears
in the edition.
It's free; the only obligation is for you to take it upon
yourself to read it and pass judgment, pro or con.
Rumors are circulating to the effect that a column
by this writer last week advocating abolishment of the
House UnAmerican Activities Committee will be -distributed
to members of the state legislature tomorrow by
an unknown person or persons, more than likely opposed
to this writer's position.
It would be folly to think so, and this writer does
not claim to, that this view is held by the majority of
the voters in this state, nor, for that matter, are many
other views which are not those held by the conservative
element in Nebraska.
It is not unlikely that a story will break soon, if it
has not already, regarding the circulation of the column,
along with comments by this writer. Just what in the way
of fireworks will develop can't be said at this writing,
but a few remarks may be in store from the chambers
of the Unicameral.
We might find ourselves involved in more than a little
controversy over the column and what it advocates. May
be the committee will come out and investigate me, which
would be a first hand opportunity for all to observe its
operations. Anyway, keep your eyes and ears open.
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To the editor: 1
We think R.E.L letter in the Nebraskan is one of I
the most partial, biased and ignorant letters we have ever
seen and written by one of the least Liformed persons on I
the University campus. I
He openly admits that the Missouri game was the 1
first NU basketball game that he witnessed. Yet upon i
this lone game he is condemning the players, the team I
and the student body. He was quick to degrade the fac- 1
ulty, studenU and fans for their booing and yelling, but i
, where was he when the excitement began? When he goes 3
to a basketball game, does he sit there with his eyes I
closed and ears plugged? If he was an average Husker i
fan, he would be on his feet shouting encouragement to I
the Nebraska players.
We believe that it is up to the fans to decide which
team should apologize to the other, but we do feel that
the fans and players should not be condemned for their i
actions due to the circumstances that existed. 1
It was very evident that the student body and fans 3
were standing behind the team. They had reason to be I
domg so, when a Missouri team has pulled a trick like I
this two times. - 1
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A Few Unsold Thoughts
1 From the Briefcase L in ing
By Eric Sevareid
Department stores use the
first days of the new year
for grabbag sales to move
outsizes, odd-lots, misfits
and faulty goods, and there
is nothing in our contract
that says we can't do the
same. The lining of our
briefcase is filled, not only
with left-over coins from a
dozen countries but with
unsold thoughts, half
thoughts, facts, figures,
prejudices and crotchets,
and we may as well toss
part of the litter on t h e
counter for any undiscrimi
nating shoppers still on
their feet.
The muscular strength of
American kids is far below
that of British kids. To the
"Quiet American" and the
"Ugly American" is n o w
added the "Soft American."
This is true, was discovered
several years ago, is due
to the car's replacing legs
and bicycles, and European
kids will go the same way
when car-crazy Europe has
had the rwMi,,,,
things long f V
1 e n o ugh. ?'
I The chief I i
I d i s t i n c- ; '
1 1 o n be
tween West
and Ameri
ca is that
is about
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10 years be- Eric Sevareid
hind us in both the bless
ings and the curses of mod
ern living.
American children watch
far too much television.
They do in fact, exactly
as much as British chil
dren. Seventy-five per cent
of British homes are
equipped with TV, 65 per
cent with bathtubs. There
are some educational TV
stations in America, none in
- America is a materialistic
society. Well, we possess
the material, but from my
own travel experience I
would put the new Africans
first and the French second
in terms of the materialis
tic spirit.
Europeans find American
boasting our most insuffer
able fault. They have a
point, but braggadocio is a
fault more easily curable
than the average Briton's
deep seated conviction that
God is British, the aver
age Frenchman's indiffer
ence to the rest of the world
and the leftover germs of
the master-race syndrome
that sleep in many German
Americans get too hysteri
cal about the Marxists in
their midst. Americans do.
considering that there are
so few. But I notice that it
is the hard core of Marx
ists who now threaten to
split Belgium in two, that it
was the hard core of Marx
ists who drove the British
Labor Party down the offi
cial policy line of neu
tralism. Americans, devoid of a
native culture, think they
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can buy other people's cul
ture with money. -Maybe
this is why European art
dealers cry on their way to
the bank, although the high
est private prices paid for
paintings in recent history
were paid by an English
collector. I also notice that
the number of Americans
who visit the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New
York is far higher than the
number of Europeans of all
nationalities who visit the
Louvre, that more people
enter Detroit's Art Museum
than enter the famous Brit
ish Museum, and I incline
to doubt that all the 35 mil
lion music lovers who regu
larly listen to Amercia's
symphony orchestras
more than half the world's
total own oil wells in
American education
Staff Vietc$
Hopes for a joint library
and Student Union to be
built on the Ag campus
have faded as University
officials have decided
against a coordinate struc-.
ture while making prelimi
nary plans for a library.
This decision has
squelched the sudden inter
est of Ag Union members
who were hoping for a new
Union in the near future.
One of the major reasons
for the final decision was
that some faculty members
thought that recreational
activity in the Union might
disturb the solemn quiet
ness needed in the library.
However these same offi
cials proposed that the Un
ion could move small of
fices and meeting rooms
into the library and keep
their recreational activity in
the Activities building. This
idea was vetoed by the Un
ion board which felt that all
of its activity should be un
der one roof where there
could be direct cooperation
and contact with the Union
The Union board also
felt that the library may at
a later date decide that it
needs more room and move
the Union out. Then if the
present College Activities
Building was turned com
pletely back to the physical
education department, the
Unioa would have nothing
in the place of a facility.
Such a squelching of hope
for a new Ag Union has
happened many times in the
past ten years when s t u
dents would get interested
and then the boom was low
ered by some other force.
One of the main reasons
that has hindered the Ag
Union is the lack of funds
to build the facility. Some
funds have been promised
at various times but have
fallen through because
other funds could not be ob-
Is sloppy and superficial
and too concerned with
technical studies. A sicken
ing amount of it is pablum
indeed, but I notice British
leaders now getting panicky
about their own paltry ef
forts at scientific education;
I notice that 30 to 40 per
cent of the new techniques
in British industry are bor
rowed from American in
dustry; I notice, in a ship
at Southampton, that more
than half the families emi
grating to Australia and
Canada were doing so
chiefly because of a sick
certainty that their c h i 1
dren had no chance of ever
getting into a British uni
versity; I notice British
French and German educa
tors wondering if it is, after
all, just or even intelligent
for the state to determine
(Contined on Page 4)
by Jerry Lamberson
tained to supplement them
and build the Union.
During this ten year per
iod, the Student Union ad
the meantime there has
have promised that funds
would b set aside for a
new Ag Union but the funds
have never been seen. In
the mean-time there has
been an addition to the
City Union as well as many
other increased facilities at
the City Union. Very little
in facilities has been im
proved at the Ag Union and
there seems to be little ef
fort gained in the reality of
a new Ag Union during the
ten years.
A faint hope might still be
present should the Ak-Sar-Ben'
decide to appropriate
funds for a new Ag Union.
There, however, has been
no action taken but such a
contribution has been men
tioned by several sources as
an alternative of getting a j
new Ag Union. The Ak-Sar-Ben
has financed similar
projects to promote agricul
ture throughout the state.
If the Ak-Sar-Ben were to
provide the funds for a new
Ag Union and the approval
given by the University to
build such a structure,
there might be a dim re
flection to the University by
the Ag students.
These students will occa
sionally be reminded that in
ten years neither the Stu
dent Union nor the Univer
sity could afford to build a
half-way presentable facility
for them to use on the Ag
campus. And yet an outside
source came in to fulfill
their needs.
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By Dick Masters
Awaken Tisiphone! The
hour is at hand and the cre
ators would have your at
tentions. The WHOOPING
CRANE will soon become a
Through the diligence of
' one Fred Gaines and his co
hort in art, Pat Drake, a
new magazine will grace
the reading masses of Ne
braska (all six of you). Con
sisting of student poetry and
a smattering of prose, the
ing undertaken and fi
nanced by a very unorgan
. ized group of talented youg
writers. ; ' .
Perhaps some of you have
already been fortunate
enough to-possess a copy of
the abbreviated CRANE. If
you are one of the lucky
few, tell your friend and he.
too will be inspired to pur
chase the little gem.
The cost will be nominal
(which means that its cheap
but we don't know how
cheap). For perhaps the
price of one package of
butts, you can be the first
in your cell to have one. If
you commit some of the
poems to memory, you can
impress your friends, fright
en your mother and win a
free group of conferences
with Dr. Brill.
Since this poetic endeavor
has not gone to press, you
of the literary talent may
submit your mad ravings to
the SATYR for considera
tion. Fred Gaines or Pat
Drake will also be happy to
sneer at your attempts.
They may be reached
through symbolic or meta
phorical devices. A tele
phone call may do the trick
in extreme cases.
You may be wondering
why a magazine of poetry
conceals itself under such a
bizarre misnomer. Though
the name was actually re
vealed to Drake in a
dream, it symbolizes a dy
ing race of weird birds, who
need the interest and the
Student Group Formed
To Defend HUAC
Chicago, 111 (UPS) A
national organization of col
lege students defending Con
gress's investigatory power
has been formed at North
western University.
The Student's Committee
for Congressional Autonomy
(SCCA), which will direct its
initial efforts at countering
what it calls the "Communist-led"
drive to abolish the
House Committee on Un
American Activities
(HUAC), will be headed by
two brothers, John and
James Kolbe, now attending
Northwestern University.
The committee uses as its
motto a statement made by
Supreme Court Justice Hugo
Black in 1936, as a United
States Senator: "There is no
power on earth that can tear
away the veil behind which
powerful and audacious and
unscrupulous , groups oper
ate, save the sovereign leg
islative power armed with
the right of subpoena and
James Kolbe, 18, a major
in political science, said that
the committee will seek to
organize support for HUAC
wherever it holds its hear
ings. There is a direct coun
terattack to displays such as
the riots which broke out
last May when HUAC held
hearings in San Francisco.
In a letter to all members
of Congress released last
week, the brothers ask sen
ators and representatives to
"join in this fight to protect
the autonomous right of Con
gress to inform itself and the
American public of the per
sons and practices which
would corrupt or destroy our
way of life." They point to
the long tradition behind the
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protecticn of you out thare
in televidiot land in order to
The idea is not a -irst ai
Nebraska. Campuses on the
West Coast and schools
which abound in real peo
ple have already become
the proud parents of off
spring such as this. But
here at Victorian NU, the
struggling little befeathered
one may get caught in the
nest of censorship before
his wings are tried.
If each copy has to bear
the stamp of Hover, of if
Miss Snyder declares it out
of the approved freshman
girl reading list or if the
SCRIP staff sets up a form
idable lobbying group, the
flapping of poetic wings
may never be heard above
the din of the Philistine
For those of you who are
not convinced by now, the
SATYR will employ the tac
tics of Madison Avenue
Pavlovs in an attempt to
make you salivate at the
mere mention of WHOOP
Buy a Whooping CRANE,
the magazine for people
who can't read after every
meal. People who don't give
a damn about other people
read the CRANE don't
we wish everyone did. Re
CRANE is recommended by
four out of five New York
pshchiatrists. Beat the Gray
Sickness, be beat.
Goodby for now gentle
readers we shall appear
when the new regime takes
over. The Unbearded Fidel
has granted the SATYR
space next semester. Be
sure to follow the series
which will take up such mo
mentous subjects as the
lemming race in Norway,
the parent problem at Ne
braska, how not to get an
annulment (ghost writer will
do this one), raising snakes
in your own back yard and
why Eric Sevareid should
be Outstanding Nebraskan.
legislative investigatory
power dating back to the
parliamentary inquiries of
the 16th century.
They charge the numer
ous organizations which op
pose many Congressional in
vestigators with "weakening
the investigatory power by
corrupting the conditions
which are essential to its ef
fective and responsible use.'
These opposing groups are
accused of "severely distort
ing certain provisions of the
Constitution and totally ig
noring the necessity for Con
gress to "search wit facts"
in order to Justify their op
position. The K o 1 b e s assert that
Communists and "many
anti - American individuals
and organizations" would
gain the most from the
weakening of the investiga
tory power, because Con
gressional committees
"have been so successful in
uncovering the true nature
of their operations."
Alfreda Stute Elected
Terrace Hall President
Alfreda Stute, a junior in
Teachers College, has been
elected president of Terrace
Other officers include Lila
Bartling, vice president;
Peggy Merica, social chair
man; Neva Champ, AWS rep
resentative; Donna Coates,
secretary, and Barbara Mc
Camley, treasurer.
House council members are
Louise Best, Madelyn Cerny,
Roxanne Nor ril and Judy