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The Nebraskan
Tuesday, May 2, 1961
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Civil Defense Testing
Is Necessary Practice
Where were you last Friday afternoon? - f
The answers to this question would be varied, but
we doubt if many of them would be correct in the eyes of
Civil Defense authorities.
Last Friday afternoon the city of Lincoln, in conjunc-
tion with a nation-wide project, took part in a mock
atomic bombing. Many people on campus didn't know the
- first thing about it, nor did they do anything about it.
People in our community only knew that the Rock
'n Roll went off the air for a while or that some guy
shoved them out of the Crib during their coffee break or s
that a blaring siren Interrupted some groups' conversa-
tlon for a few minutes. These are some of the ways the
CD test affected the campus.
Too many people, not only on campus but through- f
out the nation, fail to realize the consequence of a real
bombing attack. The younger generation, for the most
part, doesn't know what it means to be in a war. Most
Americans don't know what it is to fight for your land
and lives on your own soil.
The Lincoln Air Force Base and the nuclear plants
plants at Hallam and Mead make Lincoln a prime target
area. If for no other reason, the people should be ready,,
.for an attack.
According to reports, the city of Lincoln was com-
pletely destroyed during the mock attack Friday. How
would we come out of a real attack?
Since World War II, the American has been told re-
peatedly to be prepared to defend. Today most people s
are tired of this alarmist attitude. Some people have
gotten the attitude of "so what, if the Russians are com-
ing, we've heard this for so long, I am sure they won t
come today,"
Whether we are tired of hearing this or not, we must
stay ready.
Indies Negro Issue
Revives U.S. Memory j
Bv Eric Sevareid
Trinidad, B.W.I. Prime
Minister Macmillan has
moved gracefully from
Trinidad through the other
islands of the British West
Indies, con
g r a t ulat
ing the de
s c e n d
ants of im
ported slaves on
their in
t e 1 ligent
p r. o g ress
to wards
F e d e r-
ation and Sevareid
self-g overnment they
should have independent
Dominion status in an
other year and their lead
ers have replied in tones of
graceful gratitude.
But there is a giant joker
in the deck for this careful
ly supervised political new
deal. This transaction, in
evitable and right, bears a
not too far-fetched resem
blance to the inevitable and
right emancipation of the
American slaves a century
ago, who were set free to
breed in squalor, 'beg for
work and migrate to dis
tant regions in desperate
search for a livelihood.
Macmillan promised that
Britain would continue eco
nomic assistance, but a
slight chill ran through
many in his Trinidadian au
dience when he added the
comment that the United
Kingdom's ability to help is
not unlimited. How they
can help , themselves, how
they could meet the terms
of a British equivalent of
the new Kennedy Latin
American aid program,
with a quid from the re
ceiver for each quo from
the giver, is very hard to
see. Nothing very far short
of the bold, driving indus
trialization thrust of the
United States in Puerto
Rico is likely to save these
islanders from the final
ravages of a blight already
well advanced.
On Trinidad itself sugar
cane workers have been
striking for a living wage.
A near riot occurred when
three thousand Trinidadians
lined up to apply for a
handful of jobs as migra
tory farm workers in the
United. States. Three hun
dred women jammed a
street in front of the office
where three dozen were to
be selected for jobs as do
mestic servants in Canada.
From my window nearby
I could see each evening
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naVw tfca act of August 4, 1B11.
Fdltor , nave Calhoun
Mamas-Ins Edit . Gretchen ShHIbeiv
News Editor Norm Rentty
Af News Editor Mm Forrest
Sports fdltor ,, Ha Brnvn,
Copy Fdltors Fat Tlean, Louise Holbert, jerry Lamhrrson
Staff Writer Ann Mor. Dirk Stuckey, Naney Whltfnrd
Junior Staff Wrltcn Dave Wohlfartfc, Jan Sack. loyd Clark
Kleannr Rillinss
Nlsrht New E4itor Dave Wnhlfarth
'lsht Mews Kdltor Klranor Bllllnlts
Business Manager sian Kalr.iao
Assistant stuslneso Manacera . .Don Ferguson, Bill Gunllcks, John Schrocder 31
the weary plantation work-1
ers trudging home tnrougn
the dust, past the clusters
of the unemployed idle 5
squatting Detore meir s
shacks. The farm workers
had earned approximately
&. dollar and seventy-five
cents apiece that day, and
prices for the important 1
things they must buy are
by no means low. (When a
newly established Ameri-
can planter provided free
shoes and medical care for
his work force, the la-
tent anti-Americanism that I
seems to exist in every
British territory boiled
briefly on the surface.)
If the problem were mor-
ally and economically tidy
white exploitation of black-i
it would be far easier I
than it is to rectify. But the
exploiters themselves are in
trouble, and that invariably
means the exploitees are in
double trouble. The founda-
tion for these islands rested
on cocoa, coconut and cof-
fee, as well as sugar. Total
world consumption of cocoa
is now 850,000 tons each
year while total production
is 1,050,000 tons. Already
prices are virtually even
with production costs, while
Ghana, Nigeria and New
Guinea push strongly into
this field. Much coconut
rots on the grourtd and
many coffee growers this
year are not bothering to
pick their crop. AH over
Trinidad itself the signs are
up, advertising plantations I
for sale'.
Hundreds of Jamaicans
pour into London from the
Southampton boat trains I
every month, creating a I
new Harlem in north Lon-
don. Leaders of the West f
Indian Federation are or- i
ganizing pressures to en- 1
large their immigration 1
quota to the United States,
now held to 1,000 a year,
and they demand this as a I
matter of moral right. 1
The story of the West In- 1
dies is the faithful foreword I
to the whole Latin Ameri-
can book of modern hor- I
rors, involving in its thick- 1
ening plot virtually every i
country in the vast conti- f
nent which begins across
the. narrow strait from s
Trinidad. The lesson is
nearly everywhere the
same: Most of the rich are
getting richer and most of
the poor are getting poor-
er. The major threads of
causation are two: the sur-
plus of basic export crops 1
and the surplus of human
Dial. 1961, Hall Syndicate. Inc.
K fl f It
Formal Rush
Favored by
O.U. Students
(UPS) - An Oklahoma
Daily public opinion poll
showed last week that Okla
homa University Greeks
and independents alike were
satisfied with their system
of a formal rush week and
wanted only minor modifi
cation with no sweeping
changes such as an infor
mal rush week.
The University Regents
recently did away with the
formal rush week and are
now studying possible new
forms for the Oklahoma
University rush.
Two separate question
naires were distributed to
150 Greeks and 100 inde
pendents. The Greeks ques
tioned were 97 sorority
members and 53 fraternity
Only nine of the 53 fra
ternity men thought that a
change would improve the
rush system: most felt any
change would hinder. Seventy-nine
of the 97 sorority
members believed that a
change would hinder rush,
and only six per cent of the
independents polled felt a
change would improve the
rush system.
Every questionnaire form,
almost unanimously ex
pressed some idea to the ef
fect that the Regents of
Oklahoma University want
to soften the blow by chang
ing the rush week pattern
and to prepare the way
when the fraternities and
sororities are banished.
Ray Hall, Oklahoma Daily
reporter, commented on the
results of the poll:
"Students have had an op
portunity to express their
opinions. It can't be helped
but be noted that the per
centage of those who are
misinformed on the original
decision of the Regents is
great. Another conclusion is
that we found that the
greatest critics of the Greek
system are the Greeks
themselves. There was very
little criticism of fraternity
rush and widespread opin
ion that it was as ideal as
it could possibly be. Sorori
ties were criticized exten
sively for emotionalism,
confusion and elaborate
ness." "A great majority of stu
dents felt the O.U. Greek
system is in danger from
up above. Very few were
able to see wonderful things
happening as a result ofny
modifications or "minor
changes." We ca"n't help but
"We wish it was a well
known fact how many
schools are changing from
other systems and adopting
the system that we just dis
pensed with. Is this a step
Launching Pad
Editor's note: The following kits are
what comes -hen a student takes the
maxims, tbe poetry, and the political
quips of yester year and applies them
to today's society. We make no apolo
gies for them they just kappeaed.
By Richard A. Masters
And Lynn Wright
Oh swear not by that in
constant moon or in front
of mother's bridge club.
I think that 1 shall never
see a poem that I could
analyze in class.
Good night, Sweet Prince
I'll put it on your bill.
If at first you don't suc
ceed, try theology.
When in Rome, do what
the Roman cops will let you
get away with.
This above all to thine
ownself be adjusted.
Here lies the noblest Ro
man of them all . . . just
deader'n Hell.
Let us go then, you and
I and dodge the draft.
Gather ye rosebuds while
ye may . . . "statuatory"
is five to ten years with
good behavior.
"Vanity, vanity," salth
the preacher, "is okay if you
can afford it." k
In my craft or sullen art
exercised in the still night
between hangovers.
Four score and eighty-sev
Sponsored by Pi Mu Epsilon
National Honorary Mathe
matics Fraternity
A chain of. letters was
started by one person. He
writes three letters to three
different persons, each of
whom writes three letters
the next day, and each of
them three letters the next
day. Assume that each day
each operation is complete.
Assume no duplication and
that it were possible, in how
many days would every per
son in the world have re
ceived a letter in this
chain? Population of t h e
world is 2,905,600,000.
Answer to last week's
problem: Borrow scores a
one in French. Correct an
swers were submitted by
Roger Becker, Vern Clark,
Carolyn Frederick, Warren
Groeling, Shirley Heinert,
Jerry Dickinson, Ronald
Ingram, Gil Janssen, J.
ml fni-H "Til;
en years ago ... oh, damn
it. Then lay on MacDuff
he's fat and comfortable.
Never before in the course
of human events, have so
many owed so much to cred
it bureaus.
Love is a many splendor
ed ring if you can't talk
your way out of it.
Rock of Ages, cleft for
me B.1939 D.1962 . . .
What this country needs
is censored or against the
And what is so rare as a
day in June except may
be a nude in the Crib.
Neither a borrower nor a
lender be unless the folks
don't come through.
Whether tls nobler in
mind to suffer the slings
and arrows of outrageous
fortune or just drop the
damned course.
While I pondered weak
and weary counting the
empty ones ...
Double bubble,' toil and
Iron bars do not a prison
make and neither do house
mothers. Give us this day our daily
double at Pimlico.
Lombard, Max Mankin, Or
rin Mueller, Roxie Robin
son, Ben Powley, Norm
Schafer, Donita Schmiui,
Gary Schrack, Jackie
Schultz, Larry Schuster,
Wayne W a r n k e n, Leon
Weise, and Tim Wilson.
YD's Prepare
Truman Invite
The Young Democrats will
discuss the possible fall ap
pearance of ex-President Har
ry Truman at the meeting at
7:30 p.m. next Tuesday in 348
Student Union.
Truman has tentatively
agreed to appear if a mu
tually satisfactory date can
be arranged, said Ted Muen
ster, first vice president of
the organization. Muenster
said that he spoke personally
with the ex-president in Inde
pendence, Mo., earlier this
Hup, Tuup, Thrup, Fo
. . . Camp Ashland and a
weekend of war is over and
much to my surprise, I'm
still alive.
T r a d i
t i o n a 1 ly
iors spend
a weekend
in the
woods for
the purpose
of national
def e n s e
(ha), the
acquisition of military
techniques and a chance to
"toughen up."
I question what part I (or
the other juniors) played in
safeguarding the nation.
However, I feel like I'm go
ing to die from severe mus
cle abuse caused by my ef
forts to toughen up.
I left the usual easy life
Friday afternoon when
most students were basking
in the sun (or doing other
I don't know how they did
it but, the Army found the
highest hill in Nebraska for
us to climb. This little feat
seemed simple enough at
the outset but not for long.
What seemed like hours la
ter, I drug my body to the
summit of "little pikes
peak" bogged down with 40
pounds of battle equipment.
It was at this point in my
new experience that I knew
the purpose of a canteen.
Had it not been for this
small water container, I'm
sure I would have died of
My first assignment was
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In just a matter of weeks many of you will be graduating
especially seniors.
You are of course eager to go out in the great world when
opportunities are limitless and deans nonexistent. At the samt
time your hearts are heavy at the thought of losing touch with
so many classmates you have come to know and love.
It is my pleasant task today to assure you that graduation
need not mean losing touch with classmates; all you have to do
is join the Alumni Association and every year you will receive
a bright, newsy, chatty bulletin, chock full of information about
all your old buddies.
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Oh, what a red-letter day it is at my house, the day tb
Alumni Bulletin arrives! I cancel all my engagement, take the
phone off the hook, dismiss my chiropractor, put the ocelot
outside, and settle down for an evening of pure pleasure with
the Bulletin and (need I add?) a good supply of Marlboro
Whenever I am having fun, a Marlboro makes the fun even
more fun. That filter, that flavor, that pack or box never fail
to heighten my pleasure whether I am watching the television
or playing buck euchre or knitting an afghan or reading Mad
or enjoying any other fun-filled pursuit you might name ex
cept, of course, spearfishing. lut then, how much apearfishinf
does one do in Clovis, New Mexico, where I live?
But I digress. Let us return to my Alumni Bulletin and lei
me quote for you the interesting tidings about all my old friend
and classmates:.
Well, fellow alums, it certainly has been a wing-dinger of a
year for all us old grads! Remember Mildred Cheddar and
Harry Camembert, those crazy kids who always held hands is
Econ II? Well, they're married now and living in Clovis, New
Mexico, where Harry rent spearfishing equipment and Mildred
has just given birth to a lovely 28-pound daughter, her second
in four months. Nice going, Mildred and Harry!
Remmber Jethro Brie, the man we voted most likely to sue-
ceed? Well, old Jethro is still gathering laurels! Last week he
was voted "Motorman of the Year" by his fellow workers i ;
the Duluth streetcar system. "I owe it all to my brakeman,''
said Jethro in a characteristically modest acceptance speech,
Same old Jethro! -
Probably the most glamorous time of all us alums waa had by
Francis Macomber last year. He went on a big game hunting -safari
all the way to Africa I We received many interesting post -cards
from Francis until he was, alas, accidently shot and killed
by his wife and white hunter. Tough luck, Francis!
Wilma "Deadeye" Macomber, widow of the late beloved
Francis Macomber, was married yesterday to Fred "Surestof
Quimby, white hunter, in a simple double-ring ceremony in
Nairobi. Good luck, Wilma and Fred!
Well, alums, that just about wraps it up for this year. Keep
em flying!
Old irad, hew grads, undergrade, all agree: The beet new
nonfd.rr cigarette in many a long year i: the king-size
Philip Morris Commander, Welcome aboard!
By Norm Beatty
to lead a squad of men(?)
up a trail via the use of
fire and maneuver to take
an objective, another hill
I'll readily admit I'm not
completely versed in lead
ership but this mission was
nearly a farce. The element
of surprise was all impor
tant so I had my troops
crawl for nearly 100 yards
through sandburrs and
weeds to reach a depres
sion in the groun4 which I
thought would afford good
cover. (I found out later
that all our uncomfortable
crawling was in vain as we
were observed by the ene
my from the start. We
might as well hava
Much to my dismay, the
depression turned out to be
a 40 foot gorge where all
of u ended up in a pile. It
was at this precise point
(temperature 101 degrees in
uniform) where I asked my
self what I was doing there.
We finally made our
charge of the hill only to
find that we started too soon
and we had to run up hill
for another extra 150 yards.
(By the way, we lost the
battle when 90 per cent of
the rifles jammed and
wouldn't fire our, blank
As I nurse my wounds I
received during the three
day outing I can only hope
that summer camp (six
weeks of similar opera
tions) is more fruitful. But
for those of you who have
little insight of the military
War (especially on warm
afternoons) is hell!
Teen-age Dwarf," "ThtJtmy
DebieGiMs," etc.) ; 'v
OlMl MaxSkalmaa