The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 08, 1954, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Foot In Door
The United States seems to be in a serious dilemma in- regard
to her foreign policy, and the two solutions offered so far make
it a situation of picking the worst of two evils. According to
Wednesday's paper, President Eisenhower has said. definitely that
he Is opposed to admitting Communist China into the United
Nations, but is also opposed to the suggestion recently submitted
that the United States withdraw from the U.N. if and when the
Peiping Regime is admitted.
Certainly, the Piping Regime, with Moscow encouragement,
has been fighting and will continue to fight to become a U.N. mem
ber. Their sitting in on the talks at the Geneva conference was
somewhat of a "foot in the door" situation, and one can help but
wonder if, as in Dagwood, the Red supersalesmen won't manage
to force themselves all the way in.
Thf other Western nations are watching all this ith equal
1 doubtfulness, but it must be remembered that although they "would
not be pleased with the nwUXw-to '" "
-TC-y' thought such a step would ease world tensions. The United
Slates could not afford to be placed in the position of a stubborn
nation standing in the way of even temporary rest from continual
near world blow-ups such as Korea and Indochina.
So with the insistence of Red China and Russia and the lack
of confident opposition in some of our Western friends, it seems
as though the Communists might have their own way. The ironic
thing, and everybody knows it, is that the Chinese Communists,
in Korea End Indochina have committed acts in direct opposition to
the moral obligation of the U.N. to be a world force for "justice,
fairness and right in international affairs.
The question is: can the free nations of the world keep their
scli'-respect while sitting across the conference table wth a nation
like Communist China? If admitted she would become another
power of the Communist block in the U.N. and could throw even
more cold war water on what the organization is trying to do to
bring about a lasting peace.
If it happens that the Red Chinese win a seat in the U.N.,
it has been suggested, then the only self-respecting thing to do
would be lor the United States to pull out of the U.N. This would
put us right back where we were belore the second World War,
and that position, if we remember, was not good. The United
States is a world leader and a world organization without us could
not hope to exist as such. Such an act then, would probably mean
the essential decline of the United Nations The U.N. has not been
enough of a failure as yet to warrant such an end.
If the Red supersalesmen have their foot in the door, we
are still in a position to argue. But if we attempt to run out the
back door, then we may find them waiting there too. As in
Dagwood, we Just may have to buy their wares whether we like
it or not, and they will be in a position to ask a higher price.
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Business Manager
What Do You Think?
aro Housing-Foresight Needed?
A SITUATION which exists
r.t;nnniiv on1 T inrnln is no
exception-is the problem of
housing for minority groups. In
T.;m fh -activation of the
Lincoln Air Base has magnified
this problem especially as per
taining to housing for Negroes.
In 1951 the city council de
feated a resolution for a pro
posal of public housing which
posal of public housing wnicn
was designed to provide low-
l4i ..;,. oi;m;Q d,h.
rost rental units, eliminate sub
standard dwellings and relieve
the tight situation of minority
It was hoDed then, by vari
ous groups and individuals as
ous groups ana inaiviauais as-
social 5th problems, tha.
thev could be solved before re
activation of the air base with
an estimated 350 Negro families
accompanying it.
Has the problem been solved?
Despite claims by the Home
Builders Association president
that all airmen, Negro and white,
desirinx rental units have been
placed and that units to be and
now being- built will take care
of all future needs, it was found,
after a series of interviews with
persons directly associated with
the problem, that an unhealthy
situation still exists.
It is a generally recognized
fact that the majority of Ian
coin's estimated 1,900 Negroes
are crowded into the so-cailed
"restricted area" encompassing
19th to 25th streets and R to
Some Negroes own lots outside
the "area" but have not built
on them because they can't
qualify for loans.
ecutive director of the Urban
League, maintains that finance
companies object to mortgages
for Negroes because they leel
they are a bad risk and fear
other investors will withdraw
loans if the company loans to
Negroes. George Randall, Lin
coln's only Negro realtor, states
that mortgagors are not luiiy co
operative and that they want
to loan Negroes money to build
Mly on lots where the
mortgagers think the Negro ought
to live.
Alexander feels that there is
an agreement among realtors
not to sell or rent to Negr"es.
Randall, however, asserts there
is no
such agreement among
realtors. He points out that he
has rented homes to Negroes in
areas where no Negro has uvea
before, that they moved in with
out any publicity or fanfare and
have had little if any trouble.
Ray Bartlett, a Lincoln real
tor, supporting; Randall's stand,
claims that as a builder and
realtor he is in business to make
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.Kble to the
surrounatng propery.
on and money to pay for w an-
Bartiett states ui. " . arise as long as the Negroes
son Negroes have not purchasea housed satisfactorily else
homes is that they are generally can l oenw u
in a low income bracket and u u thfa that
have larger families and there- -bove statement reveal a
iore iac.
cannot anoiu u.c Ji
ments necessary for home own-
ments necessary for home own-
Alexander points out that 30
per cent of the Negroes in the
5ro" are home owners wnue
most of the rest rent from white
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Hall Hted one case where tour
families were living in one
house and a garage for which
they were paying $180 rent).
THE ARGUMENT which many
white land owners, who oppose
Negro infiltration, use in debat
ing the problem is that property
values drop when a Negro moves
into a neighborhood. Alexander
maintains, and is supported by
Randall and Bartlett, that this is
an immediate hysterical reaction
or state of mind. "It is not a
problem but a situation," he
said, "which could be alleviated,
but it remains a problem in peo
ple's minds only because they
want it to."
What about Negro airmen who
are looking for living quarters?
Have they been taken care of
as the president of Home Build
ers Association maintains? CoL
Ervin Wursten, air base com
mander, reported that IS Negro
families had been placed in town
as of the first of June with 22
men residing at the base who
have not brought their families
here because they cannot find
satisfactory housing.
What is to be done in solving
the problem?
Randall believes that non
segregation in the forthcoming
Home Builder's Northeast Lin
coln building project could
contribute much toward
solution of the problem.
He points out that the Air Force,
with its policy of integration, has
become a minority within itself
with a great amount of cohesion
built up among tthe whites and
Neffroes. He feels that "if
Negroes are not allowed in the
whu will obiect so much as the
whites who have gone thrxigh
a great deal of service with
WHAT DOES Ervin Peterson,
president of Lincoln Home
Builders Association, say con
cerning the situation?
Petersons feels there Is no
problem. "We are not crusad-
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n7 foment
the pressing thing at the moment
We must get the new units built
nQ dlfflcultlM
very important aspect ot wie n-
tire problem concernint noiomr
. ,.. Kt bates
hoslB but h ther petty hates
amJ prejudices and many of the
problems whlch plague minority
' That is, that the major-
ity of jtitiaens tend to avoid the
situation in hopes tnai u wui
pass them by or will never catch
up with them and force them
to make a decision which they
feel might have unpleasant con
sequences. However, the status of min
ority groups, although leaving
much to be desired, .has been
and is continuing to be much
improved. Eventually theirs will
be a loud voice in affairs which
the majority groups now con
trol and govern. Are the major
ity groups then to sit back and
ignore the situation, letting a
few interested persons or groups
take responsibility for improv
ing the lot of the minorities?
Or should they meet the prob
lem head on and thus avoid
eventually being slapped in the
face with the realization that the
lot of the majority has been
hurt because they had not taxen
enough swift and positive ac
tion? What do you think?
Main Feature Clock
Sek4alt PmbM kr Theater)
Lincoln: "Johnny Dale," 1:35,
3:35. 5:40. 7:40, 9:45.
Stuart: "The Student Prince,"
1:00, 3:12, 5.1T, 7:29, 9;40.
Nebraska: "Stage Door," 1:08
4:32, 7:56. Without Reserva
tion," 2:49, ' 6:13, 9:37.
Varsity: 'Indiscretion Of An
American Wife," 1:00, 2:50, 4:40.
6:13, 7:52, 9:42.
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