The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 03, 1961, Page Page 2, Image 2

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    Friday, Nov. 3, 1961
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This is Homecoming weekend.
This is the time of the year filled with tradition.
It is the time for new acquaintances and reaquaint
ances; all in one short weekend.
The class of '25. i remember that football team
we had! No, the Huskers aren't what they used to be."
Homecoming is fraternities and sororities filled with
people of all ages. Someone's little brother. "I'd like
you to meet our oldest living alumni; class of '03."
Homecoming is fun. The mad rush to finish displays.'
"What happened to the green crepe paper? Throw up
that roll of wire. What if it falls down?, Someone said
it is supposed to rain. Now when I was a pledge . ,
Homecoming is hard work. Dozens of empty seats in
most Friday afternoon classes. "I know I shouldn't cut
Class but . . . I'm so beat I think. I'll cut the game."
How many alums will be here? Are they all going
to want coffee?"
Homecoming is a happy time. "Well I'll be! I
haven't seen you, George, since the day we graduated.
How's the family? I wonder when my parents will get
here? Mom and Dad, I want you to meet ..."
Homecoming is a sad occasion. "I can't believe
this place has changed so much. Remember when the
old Administration building . . ." Seniors suddenly real
ize this is their final Homecoming as an undergraduate.
"I'll be glad to get out But somehow ..."
Thousands of people, young, middle aged and old.
All unified by a common goal. the University of Ne
braska. The oldtimers suddenly realize this is not the
campus they left so many years ago. Sad but happy.
Happy in the knowledge that the University is pro
gressing, changing to meet the needs of our complex
society. "Say, have you seen the Nebraska Center yet?
That art gallary will be some building when completed.
I can't believe it!"
Homecoming is disappointing. "How did she get so
many votes? I thought sure ... I knew they had the
best display. Whadda I tell ya?"
Memories not to be forgotten. "That Rose Bowl
team in '40-'41, what a team.', Why don't we have a
team like that today? What's wrong with Jennings?"
Optimism. The season's record is forgotten as the
red-clad Huskers take the field to a standing ovation
and a blare of "There is no place like . . ." Or,
"Hail to the team." Everyone is a coach. Excitment
grows with the optimism. "Maybe we'll win if,,,," If.
The factor every fan can not dismiss. "Look out Thund
er! NO, no, no. Don't pass!! What? Dipping? What's
the matter out there? Let's see some passing. We want
There may be pessimism. "Nebraska is a 20 point
underdog. KU could really smash us. If we had only
used more passes. Instead of running, Claridge should
have . . ." Second guessing. Dejection in the dressing
room crowded with stars of yesteryear. Gloom hangs
over alumni and students. Suddenly the attitude changes.
"Let's go eat at the Comhusker, Dad. How about a
quick one af the G . . . I'd better get ready for my
Homecoming may be wild with cheering and un-
thought joy. "We won, we won! Did you see the way
Brown stopped that guy? Wow! Purcell, all right!" The
singing silo fills the air with "There is No Place Like
Nebraska." Rumors of a rally, a few try to tear the
goal posts down. Everyone is happy. "What a game.
1 can't believe the way we played." Then the rush to
prepare for a date. Parents and alumni decide to start
for home. Sad but happy, tired but satisfied. Home
coming is over for another year.
This is Homecoming weekend.
On Films and Things
By PM Boroff
On Sunday evening, a
powerful, hypnotizing ver
sion of Graham Greene's
"The Power and the Glory"
was presented by CBS-TV.
The two-hour version of the
novel was outstanding tele
vision entertainment, pre
senting the fragic story of a
priest's martyrdom in rev
olutionary Mexico in the
A film version, called
"The Fugitive," was pre
sented in 1948. It can also be
seen on television on the
late movies. Both the film
and television show are ex
cellent. Sir Laurence 0 1 iv i e r
played the priest in the T.V.
version with such complete
control and genius that his
over-powering performance
occasionally seemed too
complex to be a Mexican
priest. Henry Fonda played
the part in the film, imply
ing his characteristic under
playing for a finely etched
In the T.V. version, the
priest had, at one time, fa
thered a child, and he was
also alcoholic. In the film,
the priest is alcoholic, both
have sufficient shame to
judge themselves as bad
priests. A strong asset of the
film not in the television
how was the juxtaposition
of the priest's flight with
that of a real fugitive of
law, a bandit the priest later
blesses when "their paths
Others in the cast of the
T.V. show were Patty
Duke, Mildred Dunnock (ex--ccllent
in a bit as a spin
ster in prison), Martin Ga
bcl, Thomas Gomez, Juiie
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Harris, Roddy McDowall
(almost unrecognizable in
an imaginative perform
ance), George C. Scott and
Keenan Wynn. In the film,
Delores Del Rio played the
part of a Mexican Woman
who has an illegitimate
child the priest blesses,
similar in character to the
Harris part. Pedro Armen
dariz played the Scott part
of. the lieutenant who
searches for the fugitive
The film, directed by four
.time Academy Award Win
ner John Ford, had a dis
tinct advantage in its au
thenticity, a huge advantage
of film over live or most
taped television. Del Rio
and Armendariz, since they
are Mexican, have that in
herent foreign quality that
Harris and Scott, though ex
cellent, could not completely
Both "The Power and the
Glory" and "The Fugitive"
are excellent in their own
right, and worthy of atten
tion, when repeated, be sure
and see both and make your
own comparisons . . .
A tremendously success
ful film because of acting,
directing and technical as
pects rather than script
is concluding its run in Lin
coln the first of next week.
If you haven't seen "Splen
dor in the Grass," do. Nat
alie Wood, Pat Hingle, Au
drey Christie, newecmer
Warren Beatty and the en
tire cast give compelling in
terpretations, and the direc
tion of master Elia Kazan.
An original screenplay by
playwright William ("Pic
nic, Bus Stop, Come Back,
Little Sheba") Inge, "Splen-
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Guest articles on religious
: subjects have been described
: as "cries of public alarm,"
I and so here I go, screaming:
The problem is that much
j of religion is going to pot.
Historically, religion has al
ways led the way in race
relations, social justice, and
ecumenicity (look it up),
but that is hardly the case
today. Instead, religion is
comfortably ensconsed on
the suburban "frontier" in
opulent buildings with thick
ly carpeted ping-pong
rooms, staffed and budgeted
to the hilt. (Example:
there are more professional
religious workers on this
campus than there are to
serve whole countries over
seas). So, comes the revolution,
in the form of a New Icono
clasm (get your dictionary
out again). This smashing
of old images is more than
just another revision of the
ideas most college students
have about Divinity. You
know, God as a bearded
Zeus, Jesus as his gentle
junior walking in the garden
alone, and the Holy Spirit
as a gimlet-eyed dove dive
bombing sleepy congrega
tions. The revolutionary New
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Iconoclasm has to do with
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think, when they think, of
evangelism as a tent, a saw
dust trail, and a sort of
Madison Avenue campaign
that matches the former
raids by Indians who in
vaded enemy territory (the
secular world) with the
hope of snatching a few
scalps, and then hastily re
treating back to the tepee
(the Church).
The New Iconolcasm is
therefore a new awakening
of our concern for others.
It's like the two skeletons
hanging in a closet. One
turns to the other and says:
"You know, if we had any
guts, we'd get out of here!"
So the concern of religion
today is "to get out of
here," and that takes guts.
Pish posh, you say? Very
well, you members of the
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and concealed beneath the
garter? Remember the 8th
commandment: Thou shalt
not steal!"?
Or, why don't you stop
seeking a promiscuous fin
ish to every Saturday night
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Coach Bill Jennings
Under Fire Again
To the Editor:
Hats off to the "Old Pro,"
Bob Prokop in his Nov. 1,
1961, issue of the Rag. He
has finally spoken up and
said what has been in the
minds of many Cornhsuker
football fans for a long
Hats back on again when
we come to Mike Mac
Lean's article under "Staff
Views" in the same edi
tion. He seems to be pro
football pro-team, pro-Jennings,
pro-cverything, but
says absolutely nothing, ex
cept, his reason why the
Huskers haven't been suc
cessful in the past years.
He shed much light on the
subject with his reason
"That they haven't been
able to sustain anything
against anybody" ... A
well written (?) bit of hedg
ing. Oh, well, back to the
"Old Pro."
Mr. Prokop brings out
many things concerning Ne
braska football which. I
feel hit the nail right on the
head ... but he doesn't go
far enough.
To fill in, here are some
"sad stories" concerning
the Jennings regime: (Ex
cluding the current season)
Total points: Nebraska 342,
Opponents 792; best season
record: won 4, lost 6 (poor
est won 1, lost 9); best
conference record: won 2,
lost 4 (poorest won 1. lost
5) . . . Now the saddest
news of all, since the be
ginning of the "defense"
regime the football materi
al has increased in both
quality and quantity to the
great 1961 squad, which,
true to the Jennings form
are making such a poor
showing . . . What does
this prove? Bill is a great
recruiter but a lousy
coach!!!!! With the wealth
of material stored in Me
morial Stadium this year
the Huskers should be close
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to an undefeated season. I
can't agree with the "Old
Pro" that Mr. Jennings can
give Nebraska-land a great
team . . . Now, next year,
or ever.
It takes more than a vast
amount of football knowl
edge (which I believe.
Coach Bill has) to -make a
great ball team. A ssach
most gain the respect his
players, generate enthusi
asm and instill in them the
true desire to win (which in
the case of all three, I
don't believe Coach Bill
can do).
What must be done to
shape the abundantly tal
ented Huskers into a na
tional power? First, we
need a witches' big broom
to sweep out the entire
coaching staff; sprinkle
proven coaching talent in
their place; mix well with
good old NU spirit and
loyal fans. Put all of this
mixture through a tough
1962 schedule; top with an
Orange Bowl win and there
vou have "U of N 9-A' No.
i National Rating."
Dick Trotter
Student Likes Twist;
Chaperones Don't
What cause does a chap
eron have for stopping a
new dance? The times have
changed so from the era of
the waltz and so have the
styles of dancing. Just as
"Sideburns" went out with
the horse and buggy, so will
the twist have its fling and
So why does a chaperon
force dancers to leave a
party for "improper" danc
ing, which can not be called
improper since it is being
taught at the Union. Mod
ern trend in dancing is the
Twist, and the modern
trend also includes shaving
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