Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1962)
i ' I
Monday, October 8, 19621
UGH COST OF WAR . . .
Is Death So Exp
Those citizens who are disturbed and
alarmed about the "high cost" of our
arms program have not really studied
the economics c-f modern warfare. The
total picture is bright indeed.
The billions we are spending for arma
ments may seem nigh, but in reality the
cost of killing men (not to mention women
and children) has become cheaper than
ever before. It is almost, one might say,
It has been estimated that in the
American Revolution, it cost about $500
to kill a single man. During the Civil War,
the cost rose to about $5,000. In World
War I it was $25,000; in World War II it
Thanks to the brilliant technological
innovations of the last dozen years, in a
nuclear war we will be able to kill a man
for only $50. As Norman Cousins, editor
of the Saturcay Review, has pointed out,
"a hydrogen bomb with the power of 20
million tons of TNT costs no more thaw
$250,000. If TNT has been used, the cost
would be more than $10 billion."
Nuclear bombs have extremely high
explosive power per dollar of investment.
When you double the destructive power,
you don't add much to the cost; even
when you increase the power a thousand
fold, the cost is low.
Attractive as this Is to us, from a
oisnd bookkeeping point of view, it is
also democratic the nnclear bomb is a
boom to the smaller, poorer, more back
ward nations. After the initial investment,
the smaller countries can afford to stock
pile enough bombs to blow np half the
world. This gives them a parity with the
larger nations, and allows the less privi
leged people of the world to share the '
blessings of the more advanced nations.
At last, we are becoming thoroughly
democratized. In the darker ages behind
us, only large countries were able to
wage effective war usually against their
smaller and fatter neighbors. In the atom
ic age, however, even a third-rate power
can amass enough bombs to blow cur
planet into the next galaxy. The nuclear
bomb offers real equality of opportunity
On a cost-accounting basis, not many
men were killed In World Wars .1 and II.
The ratio between fatalities and total war
expense was embarrassingly low. Men
were hardly worth murdering at those
Modern efficiency, however, has final
ly caught up with the facts of extinction.
The cost of living may be rising stead
ily, but the cost of dying has become a
source of fiscal gratification. When you
can kill tens of millions at only $50 a head,
you are pretty near the break-even point.
I hope that these warm and encourag
ing words give heart to the distrubed
among us. No dollar the government is
spending brings such a high return on in
vestment as the nuclear bomb program.
You can be dead certain of that.
CHICAGO DAILY NEWSI
f v"fil j W v
His face is like a girl's, Grandmothers see their Only one thing can "help
heartshaped and bead- sons in him, grandfathers him: TIME that hardens
wo hi their own early strife, saplings into logs and
less, tie wouia nice 10 matrons wouid i0Ve to wrings the girl-face of a
seem more weathered pamper him, girls to boy into the old man's
than he is. But how? Pup- marry him, and teachers anguished mask,
pies betray with silky to shine their honor dilys laing
coats and bungling paws through his mind. But he (from THE REPORTER
they are not dogs. is wary of them all. with permission)
SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR OF .Kh'T" &W55F9Z
publication .-tej- ssrz fVLK s
Telephone 432-7831 ext. 4225, 4226, 4227 ""..tr . ism.
Member Associated Collegiate Press, V.7.
International Press Representative, Na- Kdw .. . j,T.n.
tional Advertising Service, Incorporated, m m
Published at: Room 51, Student Union, &Er,v ::T"BE2
Tinonln MAhroskn Cw Editor . Un Jnnm. fum Rottpr, I.rmi Onm
UnCOin S, meBraSKa. stllH Vrtie Sn BoTlk, Oarr htetr. Kureii Gtnillcw
Entertd memd lt matter, pmtafe Ow Junior Staff Wrltera Jim Moore,
aa office hi Lincoln, Nckraaka. Smltliberrcr. Tom McGlnalt
The D.I1, T.l.r..n I. pnbll.hed Mimdaj, Wcdncad.,, KX1'"' Wan. S,"jK
Thnradaf and Prldn darhx tbc school rear, mm dnrlnn '
vacation and exam ocriods. and once darlna Anenat. br ' BTTftrVfcSS wTAFr .
atndenta of the Unlrcraity f Nrbraaka andcr the author!- Baalnm Manarer .. J? lw
ob of the Committer on 8tndent Affairs as an "repression Assistant Business Manartrs . Bill Gunllcna. Bob Oinninr
m stadent opinion. Publication nnder the Jnrlsdiptlon ol bam. Tm J1c
the aabcommltt-e en Student Publications shall be free Circulation Manarer J mUT
. . Yes, it was a
Beautiful day for Corn
nusker football. We can
all be proud we're Nebras
lcans today as the boys
from Devaney Hall
stretched their win streak
to three with this thrilling
battle against the Iowa
State Cyclones. No ene
watching Saturday's game
could dispute the mag
nificence of Husker play
in a great show of power.
The stadium is about
empty now as the nappy
Husker crowd files out
with visions of Orange
Bowls dancing in their
minds. Oh, I see a lone
spectator sitting across
the field . . . must be a
Busker fan too happy to
from local radio sta
To the Editor:
In this present cam
paign, on both the state
and national level, I have
noticed that charges of
have been leveled at the
I bad not paid much at
tention to these charges
until I saw them so
blandly admitted by the
llniversity Young Repub
licans in the "Political
Contrasts" column which
The section of the col
umn to which 1 refer
reads as follows:
"Morrison failed In
leading the Legislature
to accept the budget
proposals of the Univer
Seaton will have a
great deal more Influ
ence over the predomi
nantly Republican legis
lators to get the needed
In other words, the au
thor is saying that in
spite of the fact that Mor
rison made an unprece
dented appearance before
the Legislature to appeal
for the full budget pro
posals of the University
administration, the Legis
lature, being predomi
nantly Republican, did
not approve it simply be
cause he is a Democrat.
To prove this point, the
author goes on to say that
if we elect a Republican
to the office of Jovernor,
the Legislature, being
can, will be ready to ga
along with him.
I now see that there are
definite grounds for these
charges, and it upsets me
to see that these tactics
of the Republicans have
deliberately crippled the
efforts and expansion of
Re-reading the recent
criticism at the Greek
letter fraternity system I
am stimulated to ask and
ing questions. By neces
ity and for simplification
I direct them to j.j.g.
How "many members of
this campus community
will you be able to con
sider as intimate friends
upon your graduation?
How many personalities
are yoa permitted to real
In whom are you find
ing admirable or distaste
Upon what are yon
building your own scale of
In other words, just bow
are you developing your
own individual personality
without the benefit of
knowing what a personal
Is your realm of realism
at the "little art theater"
or in the latest "Tropic"
novel? I would suppose
your sociology and psy
chology textbooks have
the necessary graphs and
scales needed to guide you
on the path toward being
a well adjusted, well
rounded human being.
You had better try life.
Live with fifth or f'xty
close friends, exhault in
their triumphs and share
their failures, and just try
remaining shallow and
A 3 a.m. ball ses
sion can be more valuable
than eight semesters of
K.OOO. Yon had better
study your fellow man,
and study him intimately,
prior to judging what is
to be respected and what
reformed (The reforma
tion of one juvenile al
coholic is mers challeng
ing than any research
Our world is a demand
ing one, and to face it
one must have a scale
of values. Where else are
you going to find the
whole panorma of values
if it is not here and now?
Remember, one must
live life to enjoy, change,
or contribute to it.
Life itself is dynamic
and kaleidoscopic, its
properties peculiar in
what they become ap
parent only in relationship
to one another.
7 It Bad Again
To Be An T?
Is it bad to be an I?
Is a meeting and falling
in love and respect and
effort and recognition
tradition and idealism
and entertainment and
security and pride and
leadership and a goal
essential to college life?
Do these things called
fraternities help the stu
dent here? Are they the
key to success Here at
the University? Must one
learn how to live with
up among bis fellow
man to be outstanding?
Is it bad to be an I?
We have 'Set Aside Rooms at
"Winter Rates for Students
tor Information Cal or Stop By
L.J h -1,-1 ft Lei LJm'
PAPER BOUND BOOKS-50 ea. 125
WE ARE MOVING FURNITURE AND CHANGING
OUR SHELVES NOW WE FIND WE HAVE TOO
MANY BOOKS FOR OUR NEW SHELVES SO WE
NOW OFFER TO YOU A CHOICE OF BOOKS FROM
FOLLOWING BOOK SECTIONS (IN THE BASEMENT)
FOR $1.00 EA. FOR HARDBOUND BOOKS AND 50c
EA. FOR PAPER BOUND BOOKS.
Geography Geology Zoology
Home Economics Music
Spanish French German
SALE SiliHYS j0.Lj OGT
ALL MERCHANDISE ON SALE AT THIS TIME
WILL BE SOLD ON A CASH ONLY BASIS. NO
Nl 1 MMJLJ.
Pall Mall Presents -
GIKL WiWGHEKS GUIDE
i mini f
The High-Stepper is an ideal choice for Campus Type
1 for two reasons. First, she is a fairly common pe
cies ind second, she is easy to identify.
Just as the bird-watching beginner should concentrate
on the Robin, Sparrow and Cardinal before moving on
to more exotic species, the girl watching beginner should
master the observation and identification of types such
as the High-Stepper before progressing to rarer (and usu
ally more difficult to identify types.
As in all fine arts, the mastery of fundamentals is the
key to girl watching success. This mastery of fundamen
tals is just as important in the art of cigarette making.
Taste Pail Mall and see what we mean !
Pall Mall's natural mildness
is so good to your taste!
So smooth, so satisfying,
so downright smoteable!
e t Co
xtofaem- it tur middle
1135 "R" STREET
Powered by Open ONI