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The Daily Nebraskon
Monday, Nov, 13, 1961
EDITORIAL OPINION
Visitors Go Home With
Invaluable Impression
3
Over the past weekend the campus was virtually
flooded with visiting high- schoolers from all over the state
convening for the Nebraska High School Press Associa-
stion conference. To be exact, 1,000 teenagers and their
faculty members spent two days in our classrooms, hous-
ing units and Student Union.
Their main objective was, naturally, learning. They, f
took part In several workshops and discussion groups
which were designed to aid them, upon returning to their s
schools, to produce better yearbooks and newspapers. A
certain portion of these students will eventually continue
their studies In Journalism and what they learned here 1
aided them on a purely personal basis.
However, the greatest product of the conference was
not the specific journalistic knowledge they took home
with them. Of these 1,000 visitors, many were on our
campus for the first time. Naturally they were here to
observe the state's leading educational institution func-
tioning in its many aspects. They were given examina- g
tions which are of the college level in actual college class- f
rooms. Workshops and lectures were carried on in sev-
eral of th buildings where we go to class each day. They
heard some of our best instructors and received a real-
istic picture of the caliber of education available here at
NU. They also watched the non-academic aspects of col- I
lege life. The Student Union personnel and the Builders
did their utmost to entertain them and make available I
to them the same privileges we as University students
enjoy.
We congratulate the School of Journalism, the St-
dent Union, the Lincoln business men, the University
administrators and the Builders for a job well done. Not
only did the high school juniors and seniors have a chance
to learn more about journalism but more about this Uni-
versity. The general impression of Lincoln and the Uni- I
versity that most students carried back to their communi- I
ties was as favorable as it was invaluable. We venture
in tfiipa the niihHf relations trained over the weekend I
far surpasses any booster brochure or series of lectures
given to college-bound high school seniors.
This group Is only one of the first of its kind that
will observe the University this year. It is our belief that
other groups will receive the same reception and oppor
tunities. The responsibility to see that they do rests upon
the shoulders of each student, faculty member and ad
ministrator. (N. B.)
p 13"
Negro Students at Texas
File Suit For Integration
Special to Daily NebrasKan
By David T. Lopez
Managing Editor, Daily Texan
Austin, Texas A suit ask
ing complete racial integra
tion of University of Texas
Dormitories was filed in Fed
eral Court here, Wednesday,
by three Negro students.
The action 'came only two
days before the Board of Re
gents begins meeting Friday
with a review of integration
policies on its agenda,
An estimated 800 Negro stu
dents form a part of the 20,
396 enrollment. There is one
segregated dormitory for
women, two segregated dor
mitories for men and one de
segregated wing in a men's
dormitory.
The suit, filed by Sam Hous
ton Clinton, attorney for the
state AFL-CIO, asks the
court to take jurisdiction un
der authority of the 14th
Amendment, the authority
used in the 1954 Public School
desegregation case.
The petition asks that "The
court adjudge the plaintiffs
and the class of students sim
ilarly situated are entitled to
use and enjoy all dormitory
facilities .... on the same
basis as white students7
By a vote of 308-34, the gen
Aral facnltv voted last week
to call on the administration.
to revoke rules regarding seg
regation of dormitory and
eating facilities.
On the day of the faculty
meeting, the . administration
posted a bulletin contending
that "residence halls for men
and women are not public
buildings, but are reserved by
contract with the occupants
for their use and enjoyment
subject to dormitory rules and
regulations."
The suit seeks also to hav
segregation rules judged un
constitutional, to prevent en
forcement of segregation
rules, to require the Univer
sity to accept residence hall
applications "without regard
to race or color," and to re
ceive" such other and further
relief as is just."
' house of mourning"
I WAVE AWAY$ MOWH ujmc -tq ym vflTH
IT WASN'T pwre FWME WK,lt '
Russians are Stronger Than We;'
They Have 'Strength of Shameless'
Letterip
Tb DUy Wrhrmkan will publlnh tnly thnia totti-n which an drm.
Thar may Be inhmltted with pen nine or lnlllls. However, lett'n
trfU be printed nnder m pen name or Initials only at the editor' dU-
retlon. Letters inoold not exceed 200 wordi. niien letters exceed this
Unit the Nebnukan reserve the rlfbt to condense them, retaining the
writers ytewa.
Student Disagrees
With Columnist
Dear Sir:
The sports pages of the
Nebraska press have devot
ed much of their space to
criticism of our football
coach. Last Saturday after
the game a group of phys
ically mature but emotion
ally juvenile men subjected
him to humiliating insults.
The popular pastime at the
moment is degrading our
coach.
Individuals who do this
certainly show no original
thinking; as long as football
has been played, the losses
have been attributed to the
coach. They remind me,
moreover, of a pack of
jackals yapping at a crip
pled gazelle.
A similar situation exists
In Oklahoma this year. Bud
Wilkinson is, at the mo
ment, apt material for a
lynching mob. Only three
years ago this same man
was being touted for the
governorship of the state.
By the nature of the
game, one team wins and
one team loses. Must the
losing coach always be
strung up by the thumbs?
Nebraska is not a foot
ball factory. Its primary
purpose is not, and should
not be, to turn out the best
gridders in the world. The
traditions, the honor of our
school and our state de
mand better than that.
Yesterday I noticed in the
press that football practice
was held at 1:30 and was
abbreviated to accommo
date the players who had
forthcoming exams. Three
weeks ago it was reported
in your columns that Coach
Jennings cancelled football I
practice one day to permit
the players to study for
exams. Bully for him! I
A similar sense of values
on the part of his profes-
sional colleagues at other I
schools is rarely observed, s
When I contrast this behav-1
ior with that of a recent
opposing (and "successful")
coach who taught his play-1
ers to evade the rules and
then defended them with
lies when they were caught,
I feel that any man whose I
son plays for Nebraska is
fortunate, and can feel se-1
cure in the knowledge that, I
if his son doesn't make All-1
American, at least he will
have an education, and his
moral fibre will have been
strengthened by contact I
with a coaching staff who
know which values come
first. 3
Robert C. Henney
Grad Student, Chemistry
Frat Man
Backs Polenz
Dear Editor: 1
I'm afraid your editorial,
"Campus Election Signifies
Trend," was read with
much disapproval.
So what if our Queen is I
an independent! It is my
opinion along with many
other fraternity men that
the proper candidate was
chosen this year. So far as
title, position, etc. is con-1
cerned, Nebraska U. does
not have to look down to
anyone this year.
Congratuatlations to Judy
Polenz!
A Fraternity Man
Larry Stevensonf
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Vaaactnt Editor Ontchea Shellberf
fiew Editor . Ann Moyer
ports Editor Dave Wohlfarth
At News fcditor Cloyd Clark
Copy Editors Eleanor Bllllnta, Louise Rolbert. Hm Forrest
rflKlit News Editor Louise Holbsrt
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Eric Sevareid
Khrushchev has turned
down the thermostat un
der Berlin by a few de
grees as this is written,
and whenever the heat is
off, for however obvious a
tactical reason, there are
those in the West who im
mediately brighten up,
cheerily announce that we
ought to look at the cred
it side, and proceed to do
so.
These find comfort as
they consider the recent
events inside Russia itself.
The. de-sanctification of
Stalin and the first inti
mations to the Russian -people
that their country
really did break its word
to the world and to them
on bomb testing must, so
the cheerful contend, have
shaken the faith of the
people in their Commun
ist leaders. In 45 years of
Bolshevist rule there has
been precious little evi
dence that policy revers
als and re-reversals, how
ever much popular faith
may be
s h a ken,
a c t u
ally shake
the Com
mun 1st
r u 1 e
and noth
i n g else
r e a 1 ly
counts.
They find
c o mfort
in the ideological quarrel
between Moscow and Peip
ing. However venomous
the quarrel may be, there
is not the slightest evi
dence that it is diverting
China from her aims in
Southeast Asia or Formo
sa, or slowing down the
Russian terror drive de
signed to produce Western
capitulation on Germany
and open the first serious
cracks in the Atlantic Al
liance. If it be a blessing
in disguise that it is Rus
sian, not Chinese, inter
vention in Laos, or that
the Russians and Chinese
compete with differing
brands of conspiracy in
Africa and South America,
then the blessing is well
disguised.
As the historian, Theo
dore Draper, puts it,
"Struggles for power with
in Communist movements
must take ideological
forms; if there were no
ideological differences,
they would have to be in-
vented." The Chinese may
cling to their belief in the
inevitability of outright
war against the Western
powers and Khrushchev
may cling to his belief
that hot war can be
avoided. All this seems to
mean is that, while the
Chinese have been getting
nowhere in their No. one
drive, which is for Formo
sa, Khrushchev has every
hope of advance 'in his
Sevareid
sort of war diplo
macy of terror. That he
clings to his position is a
matter of the most dubi
ous comfort.
There are those who
cheer themselves by the
reminder that, after all,
Russia doesn't seem to be
moving ahead very fast in
the Middle East; she finds
Africa about as sticky as
everybody else; and since
Cuba no more Latin
American countries have
collapsed into waiting
Communist arms. The sad
irony in these instances of
whistling in the dark will
be apparent to anyone who
stops to remember that a
few years ago we didn't
even think about effective
Communist influence in
these regions, because
only a few years ago' it'
didn't exist there.
It was Demosthenes, 1
think, addressing the
Greek council, who turned
on those deploring his
gloominess, and said,
"There are times when a
patriot can say nothing
pleasant."
What is so disturbing is
not only that we have en
tered a time of great peril
but that it is a period
without any logical end to
it, with the possible excep
tion of a terminal point
produced by a direct, fin
ger - on the - trigger
ultimatum to Russia, and
by the time that comes,
if it does come, events
are likely to be out of
man's control.
From all that he has
recently done, from all
that he has been saying in
his public and private in
terviews, we have to as
sume that Khrushchev ac
tually is convinced that
the world balance of pow
er has swung, decisively
and irrevocably, to his
Side; that now, as he puts
it, "Socialism is working
for history," which is a
program of action, as dis
tant from the old abstrac
tion that "History is work
ing for socialism." As long
as the power balance was -adverse.
Russian leaders
contented themselves with
trying to split their op
ponents. But now so his
torian Draper is con
vinced, and others find
jthemseives obliged to
agree "The Soviet lead
ership feels strong enough
to defy and intimidate the
entire non-Soviet world."
Diplomacy by terror is
last - phase diplomacy,
The Soviets cannot go be
yond it save into the atom
ic war they wish to avoid,
and they cannot easily re
treat from it. They can
not even pursue it at an
even pace; almost surely
they must accelerate their
pressures, as the note to
Finland suggests they are
doing. It is absurd to be
lieve that any "settle
ment with them over Ber-
- lin will stay settled or do
anything more than brief
ly relieve present pains.
The Soviets are strong
er than we, whatever the
comparative numerical
count of bombs, planes or
missiles because they
will use the threat of their
power for political ends
and we will not. They pos
sess "the special strength
of the shameless."
Of course, one yearns
to believe that an out
ranged world will draw to
gether, defy this mons
trous force and say, "No
farther, even if we must
die." But one searches in
vain for solid evidence
that the world, or any ef
fective part of it, will do
that.
ir Sc: S
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