The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 09, 1961, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Latins Hold Respect
Despite U.S. Falter
By Eric Sevareid
Recife, Brazil In north
east Brazil, the hemis
phere's most conspicuous
area and example for the
revolutions of rising expec
tations, events of the last
few days suggest that Latin
reaction to the attempted in
vasion of Cuba is not a com
plete and total loss
to the United States pres
tige and policy.
Here, as
in Latin
the first
wave sent
out by the
splash of
the inva
sion was a
wave forcing every govern
ment and virtually every
big newspaper below the
border to scramble for the
temporary safety of an anti
Yankee position, but then,
at least in this critical re
gion, a second ripple fol
lowed and is worthy of at
tention. In the town of Caruaru
anti-Castro students organ
ized to break up a pro-Castro
rally staged by Franci
sco Juliao and the Com
munist leaders of his now
famous Peasant Leagues.
The first speakers were
pelted down with eggs and
rotten fruit and Juliao did
not dare to appear himself.
At the Recife Airport Juliao
and his big Havana-bound
delegation were obliged to
pick up their bags and go
home when Castro's prom
ised air transport failed to
arrive, and the jeering was
As these words are writ
ten, hundreds of Recife resi
dents are gathered in the
Cathedral of Sao Pedro at
a memorial Mass for the
young Cubans who died on
the tragic beaches, and ra
ther suddenly, Americans
here are being approached
by Brazilian friends, who
say for the first time that
the United States must
eliminate Castro one way
or another, whatever the
diplomatic and propaganda
price. Better a temporary
explosion of feeling against
you, one respected Brazil
ian leader said to me, than
the appearance of indecision
and weakness. The United
States above all else must
not appear to be a paper
dragon in this part of the
How wide this second rip
ple of reaction may have
spread in South America I
could not guess, but here
It is unmistakable and what
it means is that the Cuban
affair is forcing Latin Amer
icans at long last to take a
position on Castro. An open
natural alignment has been
delayed because the prevail
ing climate of anti-Yankee-ism
has served the domest-
IK'"" ni,tP
By Norm Beatty
Amid the cries and
cheers over last weekend
we all heard when almost
everyone won a honor of
some sort, one large cam
pus group
see ming
ly went
b a nkrupt.
For those
of you who
a t tended
the Corn
Cob's first
night show,
you know
what I mean.
I am not sure of the to
tal attendance at Pershing,
but it was sick. The few
students who did attend
were disappointed for two
reasons in my estimation.
Namely, the bouncing blob
f sex in the person of Cathy
Carr who spent more time
talking about her weight
problem than giving the
audience a show for their
money plus the late, late
late arrival of the Four
I'll readily admit that the
Four Aces did much to
make up for Miss Carr's
sloppy performance but
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The folly Mehraalwn la anniwhed Monday, TwnuHty, Wart n!l y and Vn-
day diirlnc Mm aehoat yw, eoeit dnrlni vnaatlona and ui nerloda. by
tudenta at the Unlyenlty at Nehraaka imder anlhnrliation of the Committee
a fttndent dffaln aa aa exnyeaaim of atndent nplnioa. mhlieatioa ander
Jarlndletloa of the rtBbenmmlttee nn Stndent Pnhllentlona ehall be free from
xlltorlal eenanrahlB on he part of the Hiibeommlttea or on the part of any
IteriNMl Wlhilte Ike I nlyerolty. Th memhem of the Daily Kebraauaa ataff are
personally rennnalhla for wliat (hey aay, or do, or mraiw to be printed.
f abniarr R. IU. s
ftiibaeriptian ratea are M per aameater ar S for the aeademlr year.
RrMred aa aeeond eaua mnttar at tua pool affJaa la UaaalB, hJekraaka,
aader Mm aet af aucual 4, 113. a
ic purposes of conservatives
and nationalists as well as I
of Communists. This atmos-
pheric conditon is com-
parable and not so crudely I
at that with the atmos-
phere in Britain, where neu-
tralism has gone but poorly
challenged because outright
support or praise of the
United States has been bad
form even in conservative
circles yearning for a more I
independent British foreign
policy. H
Now Fidel Castro is no
longer just the ghost at the I
conversational banquets of
Latin America. His Com- I
munist conspiracy to under-
mine every Latin re-
gime within his reach is
now revealed to the most 1
rheumy official eyes as an I
indigestible lump of hard
fact lying in the center of
every governmental plate. I
Private persons, including
the young, are always freer
to announce in a loud voice
that the Emperor has no I
clothes. Around here, young I
intellectuals have begun to
fight the Communists who
have infiltrated press, ra- s
dio and TV and as teach-
ers in the primary schools.
They know now that Cas-
tro's regime is pure con-
spiracy, Cuba nothing but
an expendable pawn in the I
Russian world war of at-
trition. I
They know that, whatev-
er the undisputed value of
Juliao's Peasant Leagues in
drawing national and inter-1
national attention to the
frightful condition of
norineasi iru,uiuu pcasaiu,
the real leader f the
leagues is the Communist
called Zeze, and that Ha-
vana and Moscow see the
leagues and these tragic dy- w "."bt 3?S?Z
ing Peasants merely as tOOlS unt body l Wyn State Teacher's
. 1 . . . Cnllnre and was nrintrd la the May t
in a game that naS little tO rittion of thr Wartw Staler. The State
Ha H'ith land rpfnrm S8 9 Narmal Board, following metal aea-
ao w un "ana reiorm as a g tlm Satmi May said,
goal in itself. They have, in 5 " decir- tbat e mtrat
J". j.i. -v T between Ibe State Normal Hoard and
fact, prOOI Of UllS. One era- Henry St. Own be null and void by
zilian Communist mission 1 SlSp.? "M
to Moscow made the mis- -
take of including a com- the students
radc with a respect for I ayne State Teachers
truth. This man, Peralta by I College:
name, came back and quit I 1 this m order to
the Party and revealed in I acquaint you with certain
a book that the Moscow ad- I may hve een
vice for the peasant lead- i wTlt'lheld from y" toe
ers was: Do not, above all I Nebraska press. But per
things, solve the land prob- I haP nt
lem. Moscow had not for- I J8 of the newspapers. In
gotten how land reform so- trut affair hasvbecm.e
lutions in Japan reduced the I so tragic-comical that it is
power of the Japanese Com- I not understood by any
munltit Partv I one- Thus 1 wnte this and
in the pS of their hero 1 f k that published for
Fidel and his colleagues, i reTanS0"sj 1 anl yu
the Brazilian peasants are 1 "Jh caused
merely pawns, but they will i Je who ercjmadnef. anJ
become much more than 1 topuor5e. to suPPrt
that - they will become a I 3I ff1 vinf what'
frantic anarchic army of 1 . c TJ e .he if0
violent rebellion unless Jan- I
io Quadros' Federal Govern- I Lf11? 1 n
ment gets on much faster I than J- Dulv! do mrt think
fnao it is with the mam- yu kn?w Jim any pettr
moth task of land, indus-1 than do- He 15 a god mai
trial and social reform in I fnd deserves your assrs
this increasingly desperate I tance at a time when he can
(Distributed 1M1 br The Hall
(All RichM tUscrriiO
-T aftair and the subsequent
By Aorm Beatty furor the visit to Columbus
u - ,-tib i caused. The article does not
i "en""" ha Mandel said,
T s 6 wrdiSeaSd 1 -f' 1 1
to remain " Pershing for
aiSwon' Vv "venture to I 7ther or-
say how much the Cobs I ?han,zKatrBut 1 am vT
lost or how much this loss f N ?bra kJZZL t
hurt the organization. How- I ted "npopu lar re
ever, I would wager to Mandel hence
guess that the second an- J ns r:
nual Cobs show is quite I Peat them here. I d o u bt
doubtful s seriously, however, if the
. Sts 1 1 SB dciv?SS! 55
go'd" . 221 wouTd Jug" 1 lrt,-, BUI of Rights,
gest the follong things to 1
consider before the Cobs or 1 PIt8nt to f
any other organization I , Because I invited Mandel
jumps in with both feet: to Ohio State I am now
-Bring in an interesting i charged with various
show that appeals to all I "imes. According to John
-Don't go over your I Reeves of the Omaha World,
head financiafly 1 hv been. . named
-Set the price of your sworn deposition as a corn
tickets that win draw a I mumst and a "supporter of
large crowd and still enable s every Communist cause
a profit or a chance to The charge is a libel, which
break even s e World will find out if
-Last but not least, push I they print it. Here in Col
your tickets. i umbus, the most sweeping
I am not completely con- I charge is that I'm one of
demning the entire show, the two leading Communists
but I feel that if there are I in the city. My children
those who wish to make come home from school and
this event an annual affair, ask, "Are we Communists?
there is still much to con- I The difficulty involved is
Sjjer I that one has few defenses
I against such eviV
B P.M. Monday throurh Fridayl
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5 if? .:.
I Mt I T 1 T m m
iBoard V oios liistructoj
ISt. Onge Explains Circumstances
unc wiiaicvci am avail-
1 able.
1 I am enclosing a copy of
an article which appeared
in the New York Post. It
I fairly accurately describes
I the genesis of the Mandel
As my only defense, I
have decided not to with
I draw my acceptance of an
assistant professorship at
Wayne. I chose this course
knowing the great pain and
1 anguish that would be in-
flicted on Mr. Brandenburg.
fh tarnWv onrt thai ctnrlont
H'C laiuiiy, M"U UlC Biuuillt
bodV. In a VC1"Y Teal Sense
W BynC S lUtUre 8R I COHege
. f 'nn nn Ka c..
81 SIBKC X OU Can De SUre
Jg not a Comfortable feel-
. , . . ...
ing lor me 10 DP responsible
nl,i. frnnKIa nn .
" "ua "IU0IC On a
The Nebraskan
campus I have never seen.
I am going to quote a me
mo I wrote on April 11, just
before Mandel's visit The
words express equally w ell
my feelings in May.
"My impressions of the
entire question relating to
William Mandel's visit are
at this moment rather un
settled. What began as a
normal act of a citizen in a
free country and as a re
sponsible move on the part
of a member, however mi
nor, of a university commu
nity has in the space of a
month become an issue in
volving countless persons;
from my children, who ap
parently must bear some of
the sins of their father, to
the governor of the' state of
Ohio. But between these ex
tremes many persons more
directly connected with the
events themselves have
been drawn into a contro
versy not of their making.
Indeed, one month ago I
had no idea that I would
suddenly find myself im
mersed in an issue going
directly to the heart of ac
ademic, political and intel
lectual freedoms."
The chief difference be
tween my feelings now and
my feelings earlier is that
I am now angry. I am emo
tionally aroused because I
have personally felt the
power of anonymous letter
writers, of cynical editorial
writers, of cowardly politi
cians, of fanatical idiots, I
have long been committed
intellectually to academic,
political and philosophical
freedom. Now that I have
been so personally involved,
I am also emotionally com
itted. Even now, I take the
stand that I do simply for
the sake of the stand it
self. There is little point
in believing in something if
one refuses to stand up and
be counted. I realize that
some will smirk and sug
gest that I stand not to be
counted but to be seen, that
I have a martyr complex.
But such is not the case. I
am angry a n d my anger
happens to coincide with a
principle I believe In. I sug
gest that if I were calmer,
I could let the matter drop.
It happens that the com
bination of stupidity, cow
ardice and evil connected
with this particular event is
too great to brush aside. I
personally have nothing to
lose; Wayne and Mr. Brand
enburg have a great deal.
Many of you reading tnis
know the era of McCarthy
only vaguely if at all. Col
lege generations are meas
ured in terms of four years;
hence over two generations
have gone by since the hay
day of the Wisconsin sena
tor. It is said that "time
heals all wounds." but like
most platitudes, that at best
is but a half truth. I con
fess that as an undergradu
ate during the time Mc
Carthy came into power, "I
was not aroused as I should
have been. Yet now, when
ever I think of the enor
mous harm that my ignor
ance and inactivity contrib
uted to, the wound festers,
the pain endures.
A new era of McCarthy-
1 .?v
' $ Contract
ism, a new era of though
control, a new era of polit
ical irresponsibility threat
ens. And as the hysteria of
heresy hunting, this time of
both arch-right and ultra
left begins the one's
most likely to be burned
are the liberals and the true
conservatives. Those of us
who prize freedom of in
quiry, freedom of expression
and the chance to battle in
the arena of thought and
argument must constantly
fight to retain the field we
have. Especially, those of
us in the university com
munity must keep testing
the boundaries of free
speech, of intellectual ac
tivity. We must continue to
examine all sides of every
question. On the wall of the
Ohio State Law School are
inscribed John's words:
"The truth shall make ye
free." I believe this to be
so. But I know the truth
is hard to come by. I know
also that there is no straight
jacket tighter than the
"truth" a man believes in
fanatically. A wife m a a
said: "A good cause can be
upheld without fanaticism,
and when it involves the
aid of fanaticism it be
comes less good." I believe
that we must oppose the
fanaticism of Communism
just as we must oppose the
fanaticism of Fascism. But
we must not ourselves be
come fanatics.
To some the remarks I
Just made might seem fan
atical. If so, I plead guilty
to being a fanatical anti
fanatic. Whatever my an
onymous accusers may think
of me, I regard myself as
a free man. I am willing
to obey most laws and put
up with the ordinary incon
veniences of day to day liv
ing. But I take no orders
from anyone in how I have
to think or believe. Indeed,
often I find it difficult to
take orders from myself, as
in the present situation be
cause of the conflict be
tween logic and emotion.
But I did not intend to
characterize myself In this
letter. My sole purpose is
to ask the students of Wayne
State to think of their pres
ident. The issue of April
28th's Wayne Stater con
tains high praise of him.
Earlier issues covering a
fire in the Admisistration
building and ground break
ing ceremonies for a refec
tory show a warm relation
ship between Mr. Branden
burg and his students. He
is still the good man that
be was; I hope you are
still the good students that
you were. If Mr. Branden
burg lived in ancient Rome,
he would have been called
a vir bonus. Ns man can
hope for higher praise, 1
pray that Socrates was cor
rect in saying that, 'No
evil can happen to a good
man, either in life or after
death." I fear that some
evil has already happened,
but I hope that yon stu
dents win stand by your
good man.
Do the right thing. You
must live with yourself.
Thank you,
Henry O. St. Onge
Spenaorei by ft Ma Gpafloa
National Honorary
Mathematlct Fraternity
A precocious kid, young
Fred is. Seated in his un
cle's office, he was making
calculations on a sheet of
paper. In due course he an
nounced the result as fol
lows: "Uncle George, if you add
together your age, and
Dad's age, and mine, the
total is the same as the pro
duct you get if you multi
ply my sister's age by its
"M-hn," said Uncle
"And if you multiply your
age by itself," said Fred,
and multiply my age by it
self, and multiply Dad's
age by itself, and add the
three products together, the
total is the same as the
product you get when you
multiply Grandmamma's age
by itself."
"How can you multiply
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age by itself?" asked Uncle
"Well," said Fred, I
mean I've multiplied or add
ed the various figures that
represent our ages in years.
"I remember your fath
er," said Uncle George,
"sitting in this office when
he was a nipper like you
and I was a junior partner.
He was just as fond of do
ing sums as you are."
Find the ages of (1) Fred,
(2) his sister, (3) Fred's
father, (4) Uncle George,
(5) Grandmamma.
Answer to last weeks prob
lem: Twenty days were re
quired. Correct answers
were submitted by Roger
Becker, Robert Epp,
Charles Goodrich, Gil Jans
sen, Kent Krause, Ron Ol
son, Lennart Swenson, Gary
Vogt, Tim Wilson and Phyl
lis Rolafson.
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