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    The Daily Nebraskan
.Wednesday, October 18, 1.96!
Page 2
EDITORIAL
Nigerian
Is Corps Hurdle
The new Peace Corps program met its first outside
criticism last weekend in the form of a student protest
in Nigeria, Africa, which has caused an uneasy feeling in
several quarters concerning the Corps. I
The demands of the Nigerians called for the ousting
of a Peace Corpswoman and (he entire program in that
country because of a postcard written by the American
girl calling the living conditions "primitive."
The Students Union President Dapo Falase of the
University of Ibadan, where the postcard was reprinted
and circulated among 1,500 students, said the Peace
Corps intention was first to spread what he called Amer
ican imperialist propaganda in Africa and second "to
spy on what you are doing."
In writing the postcard we feel sure the girl, 23-year-old
Margery Michelmore of Foxboro, Mass., had no inten
tion of condemning the country for its present living con
ditions. She probably, we feel, was surprised at the way
the Nigerians lived and merely wrote facts on a card.
There may be a lesson in this experience. As was
pointed out by the Daily Nebraskan in earlier issues
after talks with the assistant director of public relations
for the Corps, these students in Africa are among those
who are well-versed in the Marxist doctrine which does
not exactly support our way of life It is natural to expect
the Nigerians, especially the students, to be cautious of
the visiting Corpsmen. By the same token, these same
young American citizens should be the first to recognize
their own close surveillance. The lesson: When in Rome
do as the Romans do or better yet, watch your actions
when you are guests in a foreign country. Like it or not
the Peace Corps is barely off the ground and the chances
for a major crash is entirely possible.
Another point which should be brought out at this
time concerns the relative freedoms a Corpsman should
expect in a foreign country. At the case often times is
the Peace Corps has been compared to foreign military
service. When an American citizen enters the service, he
agrees to curb some of his freedoms. Such is the case if
this country is to maintain a purposeful and useful armed
force for national security. We feel the acceptance of a
Peace Corps position requires basically the same thing.
The main point being this: these Americans are visitors
and they cannot expect to ran around blasting everything
and everybody in sight because they had the right to
do so back in the states.
I However, it is our feeling
Union acted in haste. Although we do not condone the
postcard we feel several things should have been clear to
the Nigerian who attacked the Peace Corps before he is
sued his statement
First on this list of considerations deals in the area
of common logic. Let ns assume this particular student
or even the group he represented may or may not have
taken a dim view of the project before the Americans
arrived. Regardless, the Nigerian government, according
to procedure, agreed to accept the Corps for one single
reason this group of specialists were willing to give their
time and effort to help develop certain areas of living in
Nigeria. The tangible benefits all go to the foreign conn
try. It would seem only likely that the Nigerians would
give the program a chance to work. This is assuming,
of course, the people and stodentrpf Nigeria did net over
whelmingly object to having Americans in their homes
which must have been the case otherwise, no Peace Corps
for Nigeria in the first place.
Secondly, when can a letter filled with facts of poor
living conditions (most of which we assume are true) be
so construed so as to be labled "imperialist propa
ganda"? Each year foreign peoples visit the United
States and make their own observations. Often times
these views are expressed criticisms of our way of life.
Often these views are printed or otherwise aired to the
American publie. Backed by true fact or not, these ex
pressions are not surpressed '
The present situation is not one which we hope will
lead to the withdrawal of the Nigerian Peace Corps pro
gram. Ia the same light we, as supporters of the Corps,
sincerely hope this is not the start of the crumbling of
the total program throughout the world.
As we mentioned earlier, this incident is a test The
Corps must pass it and we feel it will. The Peace Corps
will take, however, a dedicated effort on both sides of
the picture to enable future success.
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"How
many of you," the philosophy
professor asked, "believe, in the existence
of God?"
He walked up and down a little. No
hands went up.
"Good. I'll give you Anselm's proof for
the existence of God." In a few minutes,
tfie professor presented the proof. "Now,"
he paused. "How many of you see any
thing wrong in this proof?"
No hands went up.
"Well, then some of you now believe
in God. How many?"
Still no hands went up. When the pro
fessor told about it later he shrugged.
"What can you do when thinking doesn't
seem to make any difference?"
. The current October, issue of Harper's
contains a M pago supplement en The
College Scene. Tire above anecdote and
the remainder of t lis series is paraphrased
or quoted direct! from this scintillating
supplement. The object: to stir one dor
mant mind to think. Large gaps and quali
fications exist in mis brief presentation.
HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE
Many American parents send their chil
dren to college because they prefer frater
nity beer parties and coeducational cram
sessions to street-corner society or early
marriage or military service. Some
schools tend to perpetuate the high school's
PROBLEM OF
THE WEEK
In Rifle Row live five
officers; they are a Brig
adier, a Colonel, a Major,
a Captain, and a Lieuten
ant and their names (not
necessarily respectively)
are Grenade, Howitzer,
Mustardgas, Tank, and
Vereylight. Each of them
has one sister and one
only, and each is married
to the sister of one of the
other officers. One at least
of the brothers-in-law of,
Mustardgas is his superior
in rank. The f ollowirfg par-
ticulars of service are
available:
The Captain .did not
serve In Gallipoli.
Both brotbers-I-law of
Howitzer served ia
France, as did both brothers-in-law
of Tanli, bat
neither brother-in-law of
the Brigadier.
Tank served in Palestine
with both his brothers-in-law;
the Lieutenant did
not.
The Colonel served ia
China with both bis brothers-la-law.
Tank served in China
with both his brothers-in-law
in Gallipoli, but be did
not serve in China.
Vereylight did lot serve
either in GaUJpoIl er ia
Palestine.
What is the name of
each of the five officers?
BRING OR SEND SOLU
TIONS TO 210 BURNETT
Answer to last weeks
problem: The full name of
each of the players was
Jack Conner, Tom Mor
gan, Bill Wells, and AI
Smith. Correct solutions
were submitted by Roger
Becker, Robert Bramble,
Louie Dagger, Keith
Kroon, Tom Pralle and
William Feisler.
A date to remember . .
SU3J2CT JL DATE.
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Our products are everywhere . . . doing the work
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At Caterpillar you'll be doing important and satls
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assumption that students are immature
and irresponsible youngsters who must '
be told exactly what to do and shown
exactly how to do it The whole college
program becomes an obstacle rather than .
an opportunity, and the student's relation
ship with his professor is confined to
"figuring out what he wants"and giving
it to him. . .
Some undergraduates want their college
to be just like any other office, at which
they would arrive at nine o'clock to put
in tight hours of work for a decent wage of
grades and course credits (convertible in
due course to degrees and hence cash).
POLITICS
In order to maintain his status and his
privilege, the, student is supposed to keep
out of trouble. His politics must be con
ducted in approved ways. "Student gov
ernment" is encouraged not to give the
students an opportunity to govern them
selves, but as a way of rendering genuine
political interest innocuous. All the
political trimmings are there except the
real issues and the real relation between
action and power which are the very sub
stance of politics. Anything approaching
serious and controversial politics runs the
danger of being considered "off-campus"
and not sterile enough for student participation.
AFROTC Tett Set
The U.S. Air Force officer
qualification tests will be giv
en at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
21 in the Drill Hall of the Mil
itary and Naval Science Build
ing. An applicants for ad
vanced AFROTC in February
and May of 1962, as well as
students without particular
AFROTC intentions may take
the tost
Flowerpot
By
By Gretchen Sehllberg
Soon there will be Home
coming displays springing
up' in yards all over the
campus. And they will be
displays with catchy slo
gans and
corn cobs
with muscu
lar kernals
and shot
down
J-Hawks.
But all
this with no
d i r ection.
. Moveme nt
(via pledge
power)
maybe, but no direction.
Homecoming will have no
direction (other than home)
because we have no theme.
Its just a bunch of kids who
spend time stuffing in the
hopes that It will help our
guys beat their guys. And
its a bunch of the far re
moved old salts coming back
to join the young peppers in
watching Big Red go.
We need a theme.
A suggestion to next
year's Homecoming display
chairman since it is too
late this year when we
zap 'em, or shoot 'era down,
or barbeque them, or jinx
'em, or tweet 'em wuff, why
not stop aiming in the dark
for a slogan?
Those who made the treck
to CU last year for migra
tion saw how well their
"Americana" theme worked
By limiting the field of ideas
to history, the campus had
displays depicting many dif
ferent events in history
which still had some de
gree of unity (they were all
historic).
By limiting the themes to
a general area, yon actual
ly get better house displays
because groups don't run
off in 50 different "fantaaas
tic" directions which are
never really that fantastic.
Another sugestion for next
year's Homecoming dis
plays: combine men's and
women's houses. Girls have
that natural stuffing ability
but are nihil with a ham
mer while boys are adept
on a step ladder but dislike
diddling with chicken wire.
A perfect combination. The
men's house can carpenter,
the women's house can cov-
er the display. This sytem
The day you know
you must provide
Suddenly, the
future security
When you remember, as
a Lutheran you can turn
to our Brotherhood
Provider Plan
Tbis k specially important when
you think of the family rpoiuri
bilituM in your future; It'i reaMuring
to own Brotherhood Provider now
, , , aairwt the day vhen you know
you mM prtnide. Look at theoe big
advantagtf :
f 10,000 of permanent, dividend
paying life uwurance.
If yon retire at 65, you can get
113,000 in cmd a return of f 1.83
for each dollar invested.
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would certainly save money,
and what group couldn't use
an extra $100 in the treas
ury? And besides, kiddies,
there's nothing more fun
than coeducational activities
especially if they aren't ed
ucational. And so, children (fresh
men, sophomores and jun
iors who will be around next
year to effect some change),
look around you come No
vember 4. What a h o d g e
podge it will be. Girls,
think of your banged up
thumbs from those leacher
ous old hammers and boys,
think of your cramped legs
from a long stuffing session.
And everybody think of the
parties you could have with
the money you could save if
you combined efforts on next
year's Homecoming display.
And then do something
about it.
Letterip
The Dalir Nebraska will aablluk
anlr those lelleri whlck are lined.
Ther mar be ubinitlea' vtth a pea
name ar till Hi 1 1. However, letter! will
be arlated under a pen aame ar nil.
tialt only at the editor'i dlecretloa
Letters ek-euld not exeeed too wards,
Vrbei letter exceed this limit the Ne
braskan reserves the rirht ia eaa
dense Ibera, retalnlac the writers views.
To the Editor:
Concerning the Univer
sity Talent Show:
Since the Big Eight Tal
ent Show of three years
' ago proved to be too
' much of a burden finan
cially for other participat
ing schools, Nebraska
was forced to drop the
idea. It was felt that the
idea of presenting Nebras
ka student talent was
good, however, and the
campus talent show was
continued.
In conjunction with this
year's Talent Review, Ne-"
braska Union has orig
inated the idea of pro
viding a file of available
talent. Calls to the
versity requesting talent
of all sorts are channeled
to the Union Program
Office. This file will W a
service to the Lincoln
community and to the stu
dents who may benefit fi
nancially from it. All fac
ulty and student acts
auditing will be ranked
(Continued on page 4.)
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If you die at 65, your beneficiary
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i only $7,097.
a Lutheran Brotherhood pays' aQ
premiums if you are totally disabled
before 60.
All this and wort for an invest
ment of just $161.30 a year . . . about
44 a day. You pay more than this
for lunch.
, Right now, think about yoar
future . . . the future of those who
will depend on you. Call your
Lutheran Brotherhood eampua
representative and join the thousands
of Lutherans who enjoy security
and peace of mind in the bond of
Lutheran Brotherhood.
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