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EDITORIAL
Thursday, April 5 T962
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The Coming Election
Battle lines are being darwn as the
campus prepares to move, into Student
Council elections.
Last Week saw the announcement that
the Student Council Betterment Commit
tee would again be in action preparing a
slate of backed candidates. Last' years
committee was an overnight development
of a few Individuals. It was formed pri
marily in opposition to the Interfraternity
. Council slate and its old policy of fining.
The fine has since been eliminated.
The SCBC has been associated with the
independent groups on campus. It has
been stated that the Residence Associa
tion for Men (RAM) and the Independent
Women's Association (IWA) were last
year's sponsors. A careful study, however,
will reveal that the SCBC was not spon
sored by these organizations, but by a
small fraction of individuals under the di
rection of Tom Eason.
UNICORNS, the off-campus Independ
ent organization, has not taken over the
responsibility of the SCBC with the assist
ance of RAM and IWA on the board. Rog
er Dodson, RAM president, stated that
next year the SCBC would probably be a
functional part of RAM. He emphasized
however, that RAM was not committed
to support this year's SCBC program.
This should point out that there is a
considerable amount of conflict, at least
on an organizational basis, between the
UNICORNS and RAM. How IWA fits in
to the picture, we do not know. We do feel,
however, that all three of these organi
zations have a place on our campus com
munity and that their efforts would be
better expended if they were to work
jointly and not separately. This, however,
appears doubtful under the present cir
cumstances. UNICORNS, however, is a new organi
zation on our campus. Their leadership
and small membership are very interested
In their group and in discovering what its
role on our campus is.
Returning to the council elections them-
selves, we might observe that the IFC
has released its slate. We also know that
this year they did not rush into their slat-
ing as they did and have been known for
doing in the past. Each interview took a
considerable amount of time and we hope
thought.
The Nebraskan will be running its se
ries on Meet the Candidates in the future
and also is planning a special election is
sue prior to the election. We would en
courage interested groups, candidates and
slating committees to express their view
points. We hope they will put forth some
very positive programs tht will point out
the future road the Council can take if
they are elected.
The Nebraskan has been quite critical
of the Council during the past months.
This criticism has been, in two areas:
issues and people. We have helped pro
mote their term "Mopism," a term that
could be applied to any organization, or
group. A MOP is a person that has an
obligation and does nothing
The issues have been
right of the student body
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Well, hello world, I'm
back again. For the first
time in several semesters
it seems that midterms
claimed a slight bit of
my time. The actual de
potion to hard-nosed
study for the exams was
an experiment to disprove
the theory that you do
better on those things if
you actually do study. So
far I'm right, the grades
certainly arent much bet
ter but I do have to con-
cede that I have learned
more. The only justifica-
tion, (and I've been using
it for four years now) is
that the courses are get-
' ting harder.
' So, what's going on
i around campus? I have
to ask yon because cur
rently I'm not too cur-
v rent. Goldwater was
here; all I have to say
about this is, his book
was much better and I
understand he was much
' more definite at the noon
luncheon and the .Repub
lican convention. I don't
think it is fair to draw a
definite pinion after hav
ing heard the man once.
After bouncing around
the air corridors for half
the night I'd speak in
generalities, too. (The
Great Procrastmator once
said)
, There's one thing you
must admit all the con
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servatives were there!
In Nebraska only for
a Republican will you get
a larger crowd in the Col
isium than at State Tour
nament time.
It looks like Phi Kappa
Psi takes top honors in
the IFC Student Council
ring this year. Other than
that the fraternity distri
bution is pretty good. I'm
curious to see if the Stu
dent Council Betterment
Committee will pick up
any more ground this
year. They started out
strong last year but, as
Mr. Gage said, an elec
tion is hardly a once a
year game at which time
dormant political groups
go out and pick "likeiys"
from the campus popula
tion. If this is the prac
tice of the SCBC how do
they really know what
their candidates, stand
for? At least the IFC has
the opportunity to ob
serve, first hand, the per
formance of their mem
bers throughout the entire
year.
Speaking of Council
elections, I understand
the Student Union is of
i'ering its services this
year in an effort to help
interested campus voters
meet the potential candi
dates from their respec
tive colleges.
The new Union Forums
committee has arranged
Daily Nebraskan
voice in the final approval of USNSA,
since in reality he is also being affiliated
as an individual.
We would like to commend the Council,
however, for the things that it has done.
We will be the last to say that we have
had a do-nothing Council, and qualify it
by saying there are too many do-nothing
individuals on council.
After seeing four Councils and their
work, this year has had the best executive
council and has made the most progress.
Under Mr. John Nolon, chairman of the
Public Issues Committee, the Council's
three major projects, were developed:
Collegiate Council for the United Nations,
People-to-People, now headed by Chip
Kuklin, and the proposed affiliation with
the United States National Student Asso
ciation. Parking committee chairman Steve
Cass has promoted a study of parking
problems across the United States. This
study has already been requested by near
ly 100 campuses and individuals. It will
undoubtedly bring credit to the University
and help us work over our parking situ
ation. We could continue down each commit
tee. Most have accomplished a consider
able amount of work, some just enough
to get by, and there were a few that
should stick their heads in the sand.
We have also seen a new trend in
thought as to what the role of a student
government can and should be. We have
seen the use of the public forum to dis
cuss individual and group ideas on Coun
cil issues. We have seen study groups or
ganized with both on and off council
membership. We have seen a new effort
toward public relations and informing the
individual student as to his Council's ac
tivities. There has been a realization that Coun
cil does not need to be and shouldn't be
a rubber stamp. There is no reason why
it shouldn't take exception with Adminis
stration and its policies when and where
it is justified or needed. One of the most
vital keys to a success of a University is
its students. They are the ones the Uni
versity is serving. They give a fairly ac
curate picture as to how effective it is
being done.
All-in-all, while we often do not agree
with the Council and its progarms, we do
feel it a vital force 'on our campus. We
do feel it is working toward the fullfill
ment of its rightful position and urge your
interest in the forthcoming campaign. '
Yep, We goofed!
Although it was humorous and interest
ing, Mr. Ted Muenster is not the presi
dent of the Young Republicans. He is
president of the Young Democrats, but he
did make the statement he was quoted
with in Wednesday's Nebraskan.
We have been made aware that the
Republicans do not wish to claim Mr.
Muenster and that the Democrats want
to be sure he is still theirs.
by ann moyer
four one-hour sessions pri
or to the election, April
30 thru May 3. Candidates
from certain colleges will
be present on different
afternoons. During the
hour they will meet and
visit with voters "from
their respective colleges
who are interested in
hearing the candidates'
opinions on different cam
pus issues. A portion of
the hour will be devoted
to the platforms and aims
of the different candi
dates. Sounds like a good idea
to me; very rarely does
one run across an elec
tion in which the candi
dates campaign exclusive
ly through the newspaper
and other paper publicity
as in former Student
Council 'elections. The
new idea will be an asset
to both the candidate and
the voters.
There is a trend on
campus. The new move is
to the Student Union to
night to hear the
"4 Saints" acclaimed as
the best vocal - instru
mental group to hit the
campus in the last four
years. If you don't believe
it you will after tonight.
The new trend? I
hear the trend this April
is to SPEAK EASY. Sig
nificance? you'll soon
know (like next week),
until then, plan on trying
it; its great for spring.
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POLITICAL
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The Republican
I view Is not listed here today. Mr.
Steve Stastny. Youn Reoubllcaa writer
; for this column, was contacted about
this Issue. He refused, however, to
submit a companion article. We will,
however, run the Democrat view In ac
cordance with our announcement of
last week. Next week's Issue will be
Federal Aid to Education.)
By Bill Peters
Y.D. Policy Director
This week we turn to a
discussion of the sub
stantive accomplishments
of Governor Morrison's
Administration.
These accomplishments
may be divided into two
areas, agriculture and
industry.
The accomplishments
in agriculture are two
fold; first new crops and
second new markets.
Leading the new crops
are the safflower and
castor bean. Almost un
heard of 5 yeers ago
these two crops in 1961
were grown on over 60,
000 acres of land former
ly devoted to torn and
wheat, the latter crops
being surplus crops un
der acreage restrictions.
First planted commer
cially in 1960, the caster
bean in 1961 was grown
on 9,000 acres of former
cornland and returned
close to $1 million to Ne
braska agriculture. Saf
flower acreage in 1961
was in excess of 50,000
acres and returned over
IVt million dollars. The '
return, from safflower
production in 1962 is ex
pected to be about $24
million. A third crop now
ready for commercial
planting is Guar, a dry
land legume which in addi
tion to its value as a live
stock feed and soil condi
tioner is valued for indus
trial uses. An additional
significance of these
three- crops is that they
may be planted on divert
ed acres in lieu of pay
. ment without prejudice to
acreage allotments.
Nebraska is taking the
lead in developing new
uses and markets for our
agricultural products. The
Saturday Evening Post
of June 10, 1961 had this to
say about Nebraska. "By
creating new wealth out
of our farm abundance,
the Nebraska plan looks
like 'an example of self
reliance that once was
known as an American
trait." Among the new
developments .re the Ne
braska and the milk bar
survival rations, current
ly being purchased by
governmental and private
organizations and being
used in the Food for
Peace Program. In add:
tion there ace 17 re
search projects at vary
ing stages oi completion
which seek to provide not
only new crops but more
important new markets.
As a result of the spe
cial session of the Legis
lature in 1959. and with
the strong support of Gov
ernor Morrison, new in
dustries are actively be
ing sought for Nebraska.
This search for new In
dustries is a combined
undertaking of the state
and the individual com
munities. The Nebraska economy, .
has been materially af
fected by new industry.
In I960, 28 companies be
gan production or an
nounced plans to start
production. In 1961, an ad
ditional 23 new firms ei-
ther started operations or
announced plans to start.
Industrial development in
these two years added
over 6500 jobs to the Ne
braska economy. These
industries range from ag
ricultural related indus
tries such as meat proc
essing and fertilizer pro
duction to steel fabrica
tion, shock-absorbers, and
medical instruments. Ex
amples of this develop
ment exist throughout Ne
braska; Monroe Auto
Equipment Company at
Cozad, Roehr Products
Company at Norfolk, New
Moon Homes, Inc. at
Grand Island, and Artis
tic Weaving Company at
Holdrege are only a few
of the many additions.
The real significance of
these past accomplish
ments is two fold. First
of course are the actual
benefits to the individual
farmer, the directly af
fected communities and
the economy of the state.
However, the real signifi
cance is what this holds
for the future. Research
and development is only
the beginning.
Once a substantial start
is underway the process
begins to snowball; main
industries are allowed by
supporting industries and
Not
Guilty
By Myron Papadakis
From out of the desert,
armed with a verbal double-edged
sword, came
the stalwart of American
Conservatism. After 45
minutes of vague verbal
backstabbing and filibust
ering the crowd became
restless, and as dinner
time approached the
stomach ruled general po
liteness. The exodus was
small but noticeable as
student and educator
alike made their ways as
quietly as possible for the
many exits. How many
more would have liked to
make the same exit but ,
felt this inappropriate?
Six thousand hours of
college time was spent
listening to a speaker
who spread political ani
mosities. Surely this time
could have been better
spent listening to a speak
er who had something to
say. Class time is spent
in learning a myriad of
subjects, each important.
Somehow a convocation
that stresses verbalized
politics spiced with emo
tional adjectives and cir
cular definitions seems
hardly University caliber.
Why should a speaker
talk down to 6,000 college
students?
There are many speak
ers on tour, and many
more will speak when an
opportunity presents it
self. I believe that the
University of Nebraska,
its faculty and its stu
dent .body should justly
expect a well-prepared,
university level speech
from a guest speaker.
I hope more judgment
will be used in choosing
a speaker in the future.
If this is not the case, I
feel that the Student Un
ion will do overflow busi
ness during the next convocations.
CONTRASTS
services, a skilled labor
force develops and at
tracts more industry and
benefits flow throughout
the community in the
form of higher incomes,
new jobs and new busi
ness opportunities.
Basically an agricul
tural state but having
many favorable industrial
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CRAM COURSE NO. 1:
MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
The school year draws rapidly to a close, and it's been a, fun
year, what with learning the twist, attending public executions,
and walking our cheetahs-but are we ready for final exams?
Some of us, I fear, are not. Therefore, in these few remaining
columns, I propose to forego levity and instead offer a series
of cram courses so that we may all be prepared at exam time.
We will start with Modern European History. Strictly de
fined, Modern European History covers the history of Europe
from January 1, 1962, to the present. However, in order to
provide employment for more teachers, the course has been
moved back to the Age of Pericles, or the Renaissance, as it is
jocularly called.
The single most important fact to remember about Modem
European History is the emergen.ee of Prussia. As we all know,
Prussia was originally called Russia. The "P" was purchased
from Persia in 1874 for $24 and Manhattan Island. This later
became known as Guy Fawkcs Day.
' Persia, without a "P" was, of course, called Ersia. This so
embarrassed the natives that they changed the name of th
country to Iran. Tins led to a rash of name changing. Mesopo
tamia became Iraq, Schleswig-Holstein became Saxe-Coburg,
Bosnia-Herzegovina became Cleveland. There was even talk in
stable old England about changing the name of the country,
but it was forgotten when the little princes escaped from the
Tower and set fire to Pitt, the Elder.
Meanwhile Johannes Gutenberg was quietly inventing the
printing press, for which we may all be grateful, believe you
me! Why grateful? I'll tell you why grateful. Because without
Gutenberg's invention, there would be no printing on cigarette
packs. You would not know when you bought cigarettes whether
you were getting good Marlboros or some horrid imitation. You
coyld never be sure that you were buying a full-flavored smoke
with a pure white filter, a cigarette that lets you settle back
and get comfortable in short, a Marlboro. It is a prospect to
chill the bones and turn the blood to sorghum so if you are
ever in Frank-furt am Main, drop in and say thanks to Mr,
Gutenberg. He is elderly 408 years old last birthday but
still quite active in his laboratory. In fact, only last Tuesday he
invented the Gorman short-haired pointer.
But I digress. Back to Modern European History. Let us
turn now to that ever popular favorite, France.
France, as we all know, is divided into several departmenta.
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Finally, let us take up Itely-the newest European nation.
Italy did not become a unified state until 1848 whenGaribaldi,
Cavour, and Victor Emmanuel threw three coins inTrevi
fe"1;18 Vely ge enchanted f Epe that
Uilham of Orange married Mary Stuart and caused aVteto
fa,mnc .n Ireland. This, m turn, resulted in Pitt, the YcKS
All of this may seem a bit complicated, but be of od cW
Evething was happily resolved at the Congress 1erma
where Mettern.ch traded Parma to Tallevrand Kad LuTwS
but content, they started the Thirty Years' War. mi M
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have to pay m premium. I ifl of (MSt
hotnerer, pou get that line MnrihZl I knifed State,
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popular price, pack at regulation
factors, Nebraska Is now
on the move with a self
help program whereby
the state, the community,
and the individual share
the responsibility and the
work of building for the
future. Criticisms have
been made of the pro
gram. But, can one deny
success?
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