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Thursday, March 8, 19621
THREE RING CIRCUS
The Council In Action
The regular meeting of the three ring
circus was held in the party rooms of
the Union and was full of fire and ridicu
lous information and-or tidbits.
Parliamentary procedure, motions of
censure, table, amend, re-table, partiali
ty to speakers, and ridiculous logic. t
The NSA question was once again
dropped back on the table. Opponents of
an all-student vote on the issue if the
motion passed first base (or center ring
of the circus tent) used the argument that
"it can be done later," and "we are
the representatives of the students and
WE should be able to decide this issue."
Then came the motion to table Miss
Herbie Nore's amendment. Bob Grimit,
Law College representative, prefaced his
remarks before the motion, was ruled
out of order and called upon again by
Mr. Steve Gage, Council president, and
allowed to re-state his motion.
A cry of censure for Mr. Gage came
from Nancy Butler on the basis of par
tiality in the issue. Gage was upheld in
the matter by the Council.
But the motion went to the table again.
Again, those who feel that NSA, a pow
erful instrument on any campus and an
organization which assumes that it rep
resents ALL of the students on a given
campus, should be sent to the students
for final decision were unable to get
their points across.
Bill Gunlicks, representative of Bus
Ad, pointed to a survey he had made
which indicated that NO person he sur
veyed felt they should vote on NSA? We
first raise the question as to how many
were surveyed, the manner of the sur
vey, and we then will question the validi
ty of its results.
Then came the act of the Comedy-set,
as a motion was made to have a ballot
taken of the students that are 21 at the
next election for Student Council Rep
resentatives as to the desirability of liq
uor by the drink.
It is the opinion of the Nebraskan that
this was not only sarcastically worded,
but that the logic used by representative
Grimit. in proposing the motion was di
rectly the opposite of that he used to de
feat the NSA motion.
He felt that this issue concerned the
entire student body (those 21) and that
they should vote. We might ask, why in
the Hell doesn't NSA, an organization
with political implications, an organiza
tion which will say its statements are
supported by one million students, in
cluding those at the University of Ne
braska,, merit a student vote. It affects
all of them, not just the zlers or those
who Mr. Grimit represents in Law Col
lege. Censure again. Mr. Grimit was at
tacked on the resolution and he retali
ated with a motion for censure "for im
proper debate tactics." He later had the
motion withdrawn and said it was made
to "make a point." We personally feel
he failed to make any point at all.
Further, the meeting itself failed to
make any point at all. It seems that
parliamentary procedure not only bogged
the meeting down, but the meeting was
monopolized by a very few individuals,
typical of the past performance of the
This should point to another issue, if
we might throw it in as a traveler's act,
that the student body, which the Council
yesterday tassumed to be an apathetic
blob of mops, should look twice, three
times at the candidates who run next
time around. They should see if they
will be representatives, do nothing mops,
status or point seekers or actually quali
fied people, dedicated to the job that they
have undertaken and who will at least
give the student body credit for the ability
to be interested, consulted and concerned.
We go on record as condemning the
acts of the Council this week. The child
ish display of ridiculous immaturity and
illogical reasoning deserves student con
cern. We have heard about Mopism too
long. We have seen do-nothingism at its
height. But we fail to see a thinking body
of student leadership.
Try it again next week, Herbie, we're
still with you.
By J. Edgar Hoover
Director, Frderal Bureau of Invratintlon
During our generation, a new menace
international communism has arisen to
threaten free men throughout the world.
Actually, there is little basic difference
between the fascism of Adolf Hitler and
the atheistic tyranny practiced behind the
Iron Curtain. The Soviet Union and her
satellites are a godless dictatorship ruled
by warped and twisted minds.
We are at war with the Communists
and the sooner every red-blooded Ameri
can realizes this the safer we will be.
Naturally, we want to live in peace, but
we do not want peace at any price
we want peace with honor and integrity.
The extent of the menace posed by
the philosophy of communism is clear
cut and obvious. However, it is absolutely
necessary that we attack and oppose it
calmly, rationally, and objectively.
We must continue to stiffen our na
tional backbone in dealing with the Com
munists and their dupes, sympathizers
and. apologists. If we relax our guard
for one moment, we court national dis
aster. The atheistic Communist dictatorship
no-v controls one-fourth of the earth's
suiface and more than one third of her
peoples. The Communist threat from
without must not blind us to the Com
munist threat from within. The latter is
reaching into the very heart of Ameri
ca through its espionage agents and a
cunning defiant, and lawless communist
party, which is fanatically dedicated to
the Marxist cause of world enslavement
and destruction of the foundations of our
The Communist Party in this country
has attempted to infiltrate and subvert
every segment of our society. The party's
efforts have been thwarted in this coun
try by the Government's internal security
programs, by investigation, arrest and
prosecution of party functionaries, and
by widespread intelligent public opposi
tion to the Communist philosophy.
Recently, the Communist Party in the
United States deliberately and flagrantly
refused to comply with the U.S. Supreme
Court decision which requires it to regis
ter as an agent of the Soviet Union with
the Attorney General. Thereby, it once
again has formally declared itself to be a
lawless organization. No longer can its
iTit-rnbers falsely profess that the party
is a legitimate political organization. Nor
can its sympathizers and fellow travelers
feign innocence of the true nature of
the un-American conspiracy which they
Unfortunately, we are plagued with
some. Soviet apologists will, time after
time, would have us betray the cause of
international freedom and justice by
yielding to the Red Fascists in the Krem
lin on vital moral issues.
We also have in our midst some timid
souls who have so little faith in the
strength of democracy that they would
have our country yield to international
threats and intimidation. I include those
persons who urge appeasement at any
price and those who chant the "better
Rod than dead" slogan.
America's emblem is the soaring eag
le not the blind and timid mole. Fear
apologies, defeatism, and cowardice are
alien to the thinking of true Americans.
As for me, I would rather be dead than
America does not have to apologize to
anyone. Certainly not to the arrogant
shoe-pounding Khrushchev and his pup
pets nor to those neutrals whose
neutrality is but an evidence of moral
weakness. We should keep our heads up
looking for honorable solutions and sell
ing America, rather than keep our heads
down looking for shelters and the com
promise of human rights.
Those who follow the road of appease
ment do not know the true meaning of
freedom. They do not comprehend the
misery of Communist enslavement. You
will not find their cheap slogans on the
lips of the Hungarian refugees, the East
German patriots, nor other freedom-loving
peoples who have escaped from be
hind the Iron Curtain.
Nor do you find their apologies in the
writings of great American patriots such
as: Patrick Henry, who asked the search
ing question, "Is life so dear, or peace so
sweet, as to be purchased at the price
of chains and slavery?"; or Benjamin
Franklin, who declared, "They that can
give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty
nor safety"; or Samuel Adams, who re
minded us that "The liberties of our
country . . . are worth defending at all
hazards; and it is our duty to defend
them against all attacks."
In th fight to preserve our Republic,
it is not enough merely to be against
crime, crime subversion, or against any
of the other enemies which weaken the
Nation's strength from within. To stand
for the American ideal, to work for the
cause of liberty and justice.
If we are to effectively resist the erod
ing influence of communism, it is impera
tive that all citizens of this Nation ex
hibit in more positive ways the value
and superiority of our form of govern
ment over any foreign ideology.
Let us also work for a revolution
a revolution by the spirit, not by the
sword. Let there be vital forces at work
in our society and not merely slogans.
Let us be for America all the way; but,
at the same time, let us not be taken
in by those who promote hysteria by the
distortion and misrepresentation of the
true facts whether they be the propon
ents of chauvinism of the extreme right
or psuedoliberalism of the extreme left.
At another hour of grim challenge a full
century ago, Abraham Lincoln urged the
American people, "Let us have faith that
right makes might, and in that faith
let g to the end dare to do our duty as
we understand it."
We are living in an age of uncertainty
an age of awesome national peril
an age when the struggle between free
dom and totalitarian enslavement is draw
ing toward a climax. We now have need
of faith as never before in our Nation's
history. We must revive within ourselves
the faith of our forefathers, which enabled
them to meet and overcome aaversity.
Our Nation holds in trust the last hope
of a free civilization. Our dedication to
truth, justice, and individual dignity must
not be compromised. If we are strong
enough, and care enough, and maintain
our national integrity, this Nation will
survive the terrible threat that presents
itself today. With God's help, we will
meet the challenge of survival. This is
the heritage of America.
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The Faith To Be Free I
Shift your hungry eyes
elsewhere if you are seek
ing scandle, Student Coun
cil news, static, or things
of Freudian significance.
Here is a list of abso
lute necessities, essential
to a modern, elucidated,
tion. We need:
1. More democrats,
many more democrats
There is already a hard
core of dedicated demo
crats, but they need hun
dreds of loyal, fanatical
2. To notice the owls
on top of the architecture
3. To recognize and
commend the literary ef-
forts of one Leon Olson
4. To make the men
who have to repair the
north door of the Union
every other day honorary
members of the Student
Pody. Perhaps the curri
culum committee will
add a course, Glass
5. A campus humor
6. To stop using the li
brary for a ROTC drill
7. To remember when
making polite conversa
tion that everybody talks
about the weather except
people with more varied
8. To think of H as
heaven, hail, haddock,
halloo, hamster, hangnail,
hasenpfeffer, or h o o f
prints. (The first H, that
Not very truly yours,
GIRL TO TV STAR
A few years ago, Carol Burnett was
checking hats for $30 a week. To
day she's TV's hottest new come
dienne. Says Carol: "I've been suc
cessful far beyond anything I've
deserved," In this week's Post
she tells how a "mystery man"
financed her career. How she gets
along with Garry Moore. And why
success jinxed her marriage.
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