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    Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1961
Page 2
The Daily Nebraskjn
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Vo ting Privileges
On Campus Too
"Time: Nov. 1, 1761. Place: University of Nebras-
ka. Occasion: Announcement of the 1761 homecoming
queen! i
"Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Daily Nebraskan an-
nounces the selection of the 1761 homecoming queen I
by special order of Ye Old Administration Committee
on Beauty Queens. She is none other than Grinnelda 1
"Miss Crunch's appointment came after extensive
deliberation by the University administrators. However,
we point to the fact that only two girls were nominated 1
by the University Nominations Committee."
Needless to say, the above account is purely fiction.
But, may we learn a lesson from this little story? We
think so.
Today is a red-letter day on the campus. Especial
ly for 10 campus coeds competing for homecoming
queen. We are not endorsing any candidate. We are,
however, supporting the right to vote. It matters not
whom you vote for; only that you exercise this right
inherent in our democratic society.
In the past the turnout for all-University elections
has been poor. In defense of some students we might
point out that advance publicity has not always been
up to par. However, there have been and there are suf
ficient polling places today. Today there is no excuse
' for anything less than a good majority of student vote.
We wonder what the typical reaction would be
today if (as in our fictious story) the University ad
ministrators decided to abolish the Student Council, the
Student Tribunal, all other student organizations which
have a voice in all campus matters plus the right to
vote. Needless to say we would experience the largest
full-scale riot ever seen on this campus.
The fact remains that we are all free to vote today
for any one of the candidates in contention. Within the
next four years, the majority of students will qualify as
legal voters within this state and this nation. Certainly
if we do not vote today we may forget to vote in the
future. Make up your own mind. Choose a candidate
for any one of a million reasons and then oast your bal
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Nuclear Tests
Pollute Air .
To the Editor:
It is felt by many that
Russia's recent act of im
morality, exploding large
nuclear bombs in the at
mosphere, is an outright
act against all humanity.
It is not the fact that
the Russians have these
super-bombs that is of
major consequence, but
the fact that they are be
ing tested in the a t m o s
phere. According to Pauling,
the fallout from this bomb
that the Russians have'
exploded will cause 40,000
case of cancer; mostly
sarcoma. He also state
that the (1) recent blast
(30 plus megatons) will
be responsible for 40,000
defective babies in the
next few generations.
The possibility that our
children and our chil
drens' children shall have
to bear the stigma of
these inhuman acts and
he fact that some .will be
"genetic misfits" is to us
sickening beyond re
proach. You will probably say
to yourself that by per
centage this is a rather
significant figure. But is
It Is probably safe to
assume that the number
of people that would be
affected by this radiation
would well exceed 40,000
persons. Whereas the
amount of radiation re
quired to kill is 600 radi
ation units; the amount
required to affect the
genes is Infinitely small.
Some authorities state
that the amount of radio
active fallout from the
bombs dropped up
through 1958 is still rising
and will not reach its
peak until approximately
1367. Add to this the re
cent blasts by the Rus
sians and you can readily
see that the fallout is not
just a temporary prob
lem. And with this ever
increasing amount of fall
out the majority of our
future generations may
well be threatened.
If the 'Russians are to
continue these outrightous
acts of immorality we feel
that it is within the
rights of the free world to
declare war. Here you
may say that we are
contradicting ourselves by
saying we should jeopar-
dize all humanity for the
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sake of our future gener
ations. In reality we have
only three choices, unless
terms of peace are agreed
upon. These are 1) the
degeneration of the hu
man race, 2) a nuclear
war with Russia or 3)
Communist domination of
the entire world.
If we cannot guarantee
the health, welfare and
normality of our children,
our present generation is
of no avail and all our
previous acts to maintain
liberty will have been
If peace becomes im
possible what choice
would you make?
To becorrie slave of the
communistic doc
trine, war, or to have
your children bear the
stigma of our cowardice.
R. A. B.
Rag Columnist
Under Fire
This letter is in refer
ence to the editorial writ
ten on October 16, by
Cloyd Clark in which he
attempts to downgrade
the Nebraska Center for
Continuing Education.
Evidently Mr. Clark
does not realize why the
center was created. He
asks, " . . . what does
the student who pay 1132
to . attend the University
of Nebraska receive from
the pile of bricks and mor
tar on the Ag Campus?",
and then answers, "Just
about nothing!" This is
ridiculous. The center's
full name states its pur
pose and why the under
graduate finds little to
: concern him at the Ne
braska Center for Con
tinuing Education. The
purpose of the center is
to be an adult link to ed
ucation for this area, to
provice a place where
non-college people can go
to learn. It is not a glori
fied student anion, which
seems to be what Mr.
Clark wants.
Also Mr. Clark implies
that fees of the students '
of the University of Ne
braska are being used to
support the center. This
idea is entirely incorrect
because it was made
clear when the Center
was planned that it was
. to be an entirely self-supporting
institution. Student
fees never have been used
to support the Center for
Continuing Education.
Robert Basoco
This column draws on
the experience of an
Alumni Innocent and fad
ing BMOC to state a few
glaring faults in the Uni
versity's complex ac
tivity system.
Miss Ann Moyer's fine
column of Oct. 13th
summed up the advan
tages to the individual of
activity participation. The
open letter published Mo
day from 13 sorority ac
tivities chairmen sum
marized well the problem
of organizational effec
tiveness. Read these two
sources and think if you
want the general picture.
Here are some specifics.
Overtly or covertly,
some Nebraska men are
driven by a fierce desire
to become members of
the Innocents Society.
This desire is conceived
and nourished by orgao
ganized men's houses
throughout the campus.
Most of this idiocy is the
fault of the Society. It
is senseless to believe
that the limited-membership
rule can lead to any
thing except intense com
p e t i t i on. Organizations
such as Kosmet Klub
and Student Council have
become "musts" for the
ambitious man: good men
are inevitably rejected.
In the happy glow of a
prestigious position, no
Society to date has puased
to analyze and remedy
the situation. The Mystic
Thirteen should grow with
the campus.
Any formal rule or in
formal "understanding"
which forces a man or
woman to join one or
more activities is self
defeating. Houses can
try to awaken interest in
activities and make it
convenient for students
to join. A push is helpful
and often necessary. But
no activity at all is pref
erable to the undirected
floundering of a coerced
freshman who does not
have the interest. Any
house which believes that
requiring its pledges or
members to join up is in
the best interests of stu
dents and the University
is dead wrong.
Perennial paralysis is
my term for the stag
nation which is present
when groups continue pro
grams of previous years
that have outlived their
usefulness. Two examples
may help indicate my
meaning. The All Univer
sity Fund continues its
insane selection of an ac
tivities queen. IWA
spends more hours per
year selling Christmas
cards than it does helping
independent women. It is
Continued on page 4
The University
Reform Begins
By Tom Eason
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Staff Views
I can't help but feel that
Bill Jennings and com
pany are a fine football
team. Jennings is a suc
cessful recruiter and has
some extremely able foot
ball players that could
play on anybody's team.'
In my opinion, Nebraska
also has an intangible
that many coaches long
for. I have never seen a
Nebraska team give any
thing less than 100 per
cent. They have had op
portunities and reasons
to hedge; the fact re
mains that they haven't.
This is a reflection on
both the players and Jen
nings and his staff.
Why, then haven't t h e
Cornhuskers been more
successful? The reason is
that they haven't been
able to sustain anything
against anybody. Jennings
is using a wide open of-,
fense with good material,
but the Cornhuskers have
scored only two times in
the last three games.
Nebraska's line can
spring runners like Rudy
Johnson, Willie Ross and
Bill Thornton loose against
teams like North Dakota
and Kansas State, but
that just doesn't work
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against teams like Syra
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teams .of that latter qual.
ity make up the majority
of the Huskers schedule.
I am sure that Bill Jen
nings would like to know
the reason why Nebraska
lacks consistency; so
would the rest of the
Nebraska will always be
dangerous. Talent and de
sire such as reside in Me
morial Stadium could
murder almost anyone on
a good day. I think they
may make shambles of
some Orange Bowl
dreams yet.
But the Huskers will
never be a league or na
tional p o w e r, no matter
how competitive they are,
until they are coached in
to a consistency that
doesn't depart inside the
20 yard line or whenever
VThunder" is stopped.
I'll stick with Jennings
and the fighting Huskers
all the way. I certainly
hope that Bill can find the
answer he is looking for,
and soon. The team cer
tainly deserves a better
fate than that which has
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