The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 09, 1961, Page Page 2, Image 2
Page 2 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 else in Latin the first wave sent out by the violent splash of the inva sion was a shock Sevareid 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 considerable. 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 world. 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 Overset 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 annual spring night show, you know Beatty 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 Aces. I'll readily admit that the Four Aces did much to make up for Miss Carr's sloppy performance but Dailv Nebraskan Member Amociated CoIleirUte Press, International Prem Reprwmntatlve: National Advertising Service, Incorporated Published at: Room 51, Student Union, Lincoln. Nebraska. 14th ft K Telephone HE 2-7631. et. 4225, 4226, 4227 SEVENTY-ONE enciNEfii OFFICE HOURS: S - 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 region. (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 TEAKS OLD B P.M. Monday throurh Fridayl 1 I t i rtr - 4 5 if? .:. 1 vvMAyS HU 60 AUJA1 IF IWE COT OUT 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 W 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 9 MAUtiiiO THE 9 ' $ 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 PROBLEM OF 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 self." "M-hn," said Uncle George. 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